Tim Olding

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The ongoing development of easily accessible, fast optical readout tools promises to remove one of the barriers to acceptance of gel dosimetry as a viable tool in cancer clinics. This paper describes the characterization of a number of basic properties of the Vista cone beam CCD-based optical scanner, which can obtain high resolution reconstructed data in(More)
This work develops imaging protocols for improved dose readout of a Fricke-xylenol orange-gelatin (FXG) gel-filled 1 L polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) jar dosimeter using a commercial Vista(TM) cone-beam optical computed tomography (CT) scanner from Modus Medical Devices Inc. (London, ON, Canada). To ensure good management of light source-detector(More)
Thick film broadband ultrasonic transducers (UTs) produced by a sol-gel spray technique and operated below 10 MHz are presented. These UTs are formed by dispersing PZT and LiTaO3 particles, respectively in Al2O3 and PZT sol-gel solution. The 50-100 microm thick films have been deposited on curved steel, flat steel and aluminum substrates and steel rods.(More)
Gamma evaluations are a common clinical tool used as a quantitative comparison between dose-distributions, combining both dose difference and distance to agreement criteria. Because gamma evaluations permit rapid analysis of agreement between complex dose distributions, they are often a preferred comparison method for assessing delivery of conformal(More)
Radiation therapy treatment modalities continue to develop and have become increasingly complex. With this, dose verification and quality assurance (QA) is of great importance to ensure that a prescribed dose is accurately and precisely delivered to a patient. Radiochromic film dosimetry has been adopted as a convenient option for QA, because it is(More)
In this study, recipe optimization of Leuco Crystal Violet (LCV) micelle gels made with the surfactant Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide (CTAB) and the chemical sensitizer 2,2,2-trichloroethanol (TCE) was aided by a two-level three-factor designed experiment. The optimized recipe contains 0.75 mM LCV, 17.0 mM CTAB, 120 mM TCE, 25.0 mM tri-chloro acetic acid(More)
Radiochromic micelle gel dosimeters are promising for three-dimensional (3D) radiation dosimetry because they can be read out by optical CT techniques and they have superior spatial stability compared to polymer and Fricke gel dosimeters. This study evaluates the use of diacetylenes as reporter molecules in micelle gel dosimeters. Several gels containing(More)
This study reports on efforts to increase the dose sensitivity of polymer gel dosimeters used in 3D radiation dosimetry. The potential of several different cosolvents is investigated, with the aim of increasing the solubility of N,N'-methylene-bisacrylamide crosslinker in polymer gel dosimeters. Glycerol and isopropanol increase the limit for the(More)
PURPOSE To validate dose delivery in static field stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of lung cancerMethods: An Exradin A16 0.007cc ion chamber, EBT3 Gafchromic film and Fricke-Xylenol-Orange-Gelatin (FXG) gel dose measurements were performed providing measurements for point, planar and volumetric dose comparisons. CT images (GE Lightspeed RT16(More)
PURPOSE In this paper we present work to further develop and characterize a novel method of reading radiochromic film. The technique is benchmarked against imaging on a clinically used Epson 10000XL scanner, using well characterized standard dose deliveries and patient IMRT QA results. METHODS A purpose-built CCD camera-based film digitizer was designed(More)