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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 7(2); 1989 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1989;7(2): 299-304.
High Dose Rate Ir-192 Source Calibration Method with Newly Designed Calibration Jig
Byong Yong Yi, Eun Kyung Choi, Hyesook Chang
Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Authors have developed highly reproducible calibration method for the Micro-Selection HDR Ir-192 system(Nucletron, Netherland). The new jig has a 10cm radius circular hole in the 30cm x 30cm x 0.2cm acrylic plate, and 5F flexible bronchial tubes are attached around the hole. The source moves along the circle in the tubes an? the ionization chamber is placed vertically at the center of the circular hole(center of the jig). Dose distribution near the center was derived theoretically, and measured with the film dosimetry system. Theoretical calculation and measurement show the error margin below 0.1% for 1mm or 2mm position deviation. We have measured at 12 and 24 points of circle with 1, 6, 11 and 21 second dwell time of source in order to calculate the activity of the source. Measurements have been repeated daily for 50 days. The accuracy and the reproducibility are below 1% error margin. The half life of the source from our measurement is estimated 73.4+/-0.4 days.
Key Words: High Dose Rate Ir-192, Calibration
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