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Micro Diamonds - Determination of Their Lateral Response Function Via Gap-Beam Dose Profiles

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D Poppinga

D Poppinga1*, H Looe1 , N Chofor1 , A Schoenfeld1 , J Fischer1 , J Meyners1 , B Delfs1 , T Stelljes1 , C Verona2 , G Verona-Rinati2 , M Marinelli2 , D Harder3 , B Poppe1 , (1) University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, (2) Rome Tor Vergata University, Roma, Italy, (3) Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany, Goettingen, Niedersachsen


SU-E-T-232 Sunday 3:00PM - 6:00PM Room: Exhibit Hall

Purpose: The aim of this study is the measurement of the lateral response function of microDiamonds by comparison with radiochromic film dose measurement. In this study a TM60019 microDiamond (PTW Freiburg, Germany) and a prototype synthetic diamond detector with smaller sensitive volume were investigated.

Methods: Two lead blocks were positioned below the gantry head of an Elekta Synergy accelerator using a gantry mount. Between the blocks two sheets of paper were fixed. The water phantom was positioned below the gantry mount, so that the block to water distance was 20 cm. The gap beam profile was measured at 5 cm water depth by radiochromic EBT3 film and diamond detectors. The film was fixed on a RW3 plate, moved by the step motor system of the phantom and digitized by an Epson 10000XL scanner using the red color channel.

Results: The lateral response of the prototype diamond detector is comparable to that of film measurements, i.e. has negligible width. This corresponds to the small detector volume of the prototype detector. In contrast to this the FWHM values of the gap-beam dose profiles measured with the TM60019 detector are somewhat larger, which corresponds to the larger sensitive detector volume.

Conclusion: This study has illustrated the high spatial resolution of the diamond detectors. In comparison with film-measured narrow-beam dose profiles, the TM60019 has a spatial resolution function of about 2 mm FWHM, whereas the FWHM for the prototype is practically negligible. However due to the low signal caused by the small sensitive volume, measurements with the prototype in clinical routine are a challenge. On the other hand the TM60019 is a good compromise between detector volume and signal output and thus a well suited detector for most clinically relevant small field situations.

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