Effect of saccharide additives on response of ferrous-agarose-xylenol orange radiotherapy gel dosimeters.

@article{Healy2003EffectOS,
  title={Effect of saccharide additives on response of ferrous-agarose-xylenol orange radiotherapy gel dosimeters.},
  author={Brianna Healy and Mohammad Hassan Zahmatkesh and K. N. Nitschke and Clive Baldock},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={2282-91}
}
Glucose, sucrose, starch, and locust bean gum have been used as additives to the ferrous-agarose-xylenol orange (FAX) gel dosimeter. The saccharide enhanced dosimeters were found to have a higher dose sensitivity over a standard FAX gel as measured by both optical density change and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With optical density measurement, OD-dose sensitivity increases were up to 55% for glucose, 122% for sucrose and 43% for starch, while locust bean gum did not give a consistent… CONTINUE READING

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