SU-E-T-103: Radiochromic Film Measurement of Nanoparticle Radiation Dose Enhancement.

@article{Buczek2013SUET103RF,
  title={SU-E-T-103: Radiochromic Film Measurement of Nanoparticle Radiation Dose Enhancement.},
  author={Matthew G Buczek and Gavin Lawes and Michael G. Snyder and Yair Hillman and Joseph T. Rakowski},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 6Part12},
  pages={227}
}
PURPOSE Bombardment of high-Z material with x-ray radiation leads to release of fluorescent x-rays, photoelectrons, and Auger electrons. The electrons deposit their energy in tissue within micrometers distance of the high-Z material surface when in contact with tissue. Gold nanoparticles have been studied as a high-Z vehicle for taking advantage of that phenomenon to enhance radiotherapy dose at the cellular level. Our goal is to use unlaminated radiochromic film to measure the gold… CONTINUE READING