Ion chamber response to kilovoltage x-rays in the presence of a contrast agent.

@article{SerranoMireles2019IonCR,
  title={Ion chamber response to kilovoltage x-rays in the presence of a contrast agent.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s A. Serrano-Mireles and H{\'e}ctor M Garnica-Garza},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={147},
  pages={
          14-20
        }
}
Contrast enhanced radiotherapy is a relatively new treatment modality in which a radiological contrast agent is uploaded into a tumor that is subsequently irradiated with kilovoltage x-ray beams thus maximizing absorption of radiation through the photoelectric effect. As with other treatment modalities, experimental verification of absorbed dose distributions is a necessary step as part of the quality assurance process. In this paper, we address the question of how the response to kilovoltage x… CONTINUE READING

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