Tour Leader: Indra Das, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Hsui Ai, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Aaron Andersen, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Olga Volotoskova, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
PTW – New York
RTI Electronics, Inc.
Standard Imaging, Inc.
Sun Nuclear Corporation
Small fields are increasing used in specialized radiation treatments such as Gammaknife, Cyberknife, Tomotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, SRS and SBRT. Due to small field size electron transport creates lateral electronic disequilibrium and thus dosimetry could be very difficult. Microdetectors are used for small field dosimetry which will be discussed in preface of this tour as below:
- •Understanding small field e.g. meaning and definition of small field
- •IAEA definition and approach
- •Characteristics of microdetectors in terms of perturbation, recombination, correction
- •Suitability of microdetectors in small field dosimetry