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Evaluation of the MOSkin dosimeter for diagnostic X-ray CT beams

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The aim of the present study was to evaluate the response of the MOSkin MOSFET dosimeter for X-ray diagnostic CT beams. Experiments were performed to investigate the sensitivity, energy dependence, reproducibility, fading and angular dependence of the dose response for the device. The dosimeter's performance was evaluated for the standard radiation qualities RQT 8, RQT 9 and RQT 10 in a metrology laboratory. In a CT scanner, the MOSkin was used to assess the air kerma profile and the dose profile in a phantom. The integral of the dose profile was compared to the C PMMA,100 measured with a pencil ionization chamber. The results showed that the MOSkin response was linear and reproducible with doses in the CT range. Energy dependence varied up to a factor of 1.19 among the tested X-ray energies. Angular dependence of the response was not greater than 7.8% within the angle range from 0 to 90 degrees. Signal fading within 3 min was negligible. Additionally, the MOSkin was able to accurately assess the air kerma profile and the integral of the dose profile in a CT scanner. The integral of the dose profile in a phantom was in agreement with the C PMMA,100 . The presented results demonstrated the potential of the MOSkin for application in CT dosimetry.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mendes Pereira, L., Khoury, H. J., Andrade, M. E. A., Barros, V. S. M., Cutajar, D., & Rosenfeld, A. B. (2019). Evaluation of the MOSkin dosimeter for diagnostic X-ray CT beams. Physica Medica, 60, 150-155. doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2019.03.030

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85063885462

Start Page


  • 150

End Page


  • 155

Volume


  • 60

Abstract


  • The aim of the present study was to evaluate the response of the MOSkin MOSFET dosimeter for X-ray diagnostic CT beams. Experiments were performed to investigate the sensitivity, energy dependence, reproducibility, fading and angular dependence of the dose response for the device. The dosimeter's performance was evaluated for the standard radiation qualities RQT 8, RQT 9 and RQT 10 in a metrology laboratory. In a CT scanner, the MOSkin was used to assess the air kerma profile and the dose profile in a phantom. The integral of the dose profile was compared to the C PMMA,100 measured with a pencil ionization chamber. The results showed that the MOSkin response was linear and reproducible with doses in the CT range. Energy dependence varied up to a factor of 1.19 among the tested X-ray energies. Angular dependence of the response was not greater than 7.8% within the angle range from 0 to 90 degrees. Signal fading within 3 min was negligible. Additionally, the MOSkin was able to accurately assess the air kerma profile and the integral of the dose profile in a CT scanner. The integral of the dose profile in a phantom was in agreement with the C PMMA,100 . The presented results demonstrated the potential of the MOSkin for application in CT dosimetry.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mendes Pereira, L., Khoury, H. J., Andrade, M. E. A., Barros, V. S. M., Cutajar, D., & Rosenfeld, A. B. (2019). Evaluation of the MOSkin dosimeter for diagnostic X-ray CT beams. Physica Medica, 60, 150-155. doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2019.03.030

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85063885462

Start Page


  • 150

End Page


  • 155

Volume


  • 60