Prog Med Phys.  2020 Sep;31(S1):S29.

Feasibility Study of Utilizing a Portable Spectrophotometer to Assess the Radiation Dose Delivered to the Radiochromic Film

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
This study aims to show the feasibility of portable spectrophotometers to assess the doses delivered to the radiochromic film and to compare the results with those by the flatbed scanner.
Methods
The 6 MV photon beam from a TrueBeam STx machine was used to deliver 0 to 2000 cGy to the EBT3 films. After the irradiation, the films was analyzed by using the two portable spectrophotometers and a flatbed scanner (EPSON 10000XL). X-Rite eXact Advanced and YS-3020 were used to measure the reflected light from the radiochromic films of which size was 10×12 mm2 . Since the portable spectrophotometers had different size of apertures, the different size of a region of interest (ROI) were selected. A 3 mm diameter circular area, 1×3 mm2 area, and 2×2 mm2 area were the selected ROIs of eXact Advanced, YS-3020, and the flatbed scanner, respectively. The dose response curves were derived from the measurements in terms of net optical density (netOD). The sensitivity results were compared between the two spectrophotometers and flatbed scanner.
Results
The standard-red channel of eXact Advanced device showed the most sensitive curve in the netOD of the EBT3. The standard-red channel of YS-3020 device showed the similar levels of sensitivity with the EPSON 10000XL scanner.
Conclusions
The eXact Advanced showed higher sensitivity than that of the flatbed scanner, and YS-3020 showed similar levels of sensitivity with the flatbed scanner. Utilization of portable spectrometers to evaluate the dose of the radiochromic film is expected to be used especially for the fast and In situ analysis of irradiated film.

Keyword

Portable spectrophotometer; Radiochromic films; Flatbed scanner; In situ analysis
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