Recommendations on detectors and quality control procedures for brachytherapy beta sources.

  title={Recommendations on detectors and quality control procedures for brachytherapy beta sources.},
  author={Robert P Kollaard and Wim J F Dries and Herman Jan van Kleffens and Tony H L Aalbers and Hans van der Marel and Hans P. A. Marijnissen and Marleen Piessens and Dennis R. Schaart and Henk de Vroome},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={78 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is estimated that one third of the institutes applying clinical beta sources does not perform independent dosimetry. The Netherlands commission on radiation dosimetry (NCS) recently published recommended quality control procedures and detectors for the dosimetry of beta sources. The main issues of NCS Report 14 are summarized here. MATERIALS AND METHODS A dosimetry survey was performed among 23 institutes in The Netherlands and Belgium. Well ionization chambers, a… CONTINUE READING
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