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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 3(2); 1985 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1985;3(2): 145-152.
A Study on the Effects of Wedge Filter in Peripheral Dose Distribution
Wee Saing Kang, Il Han Kim, Charn Il Park
Department of Therapeutic Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
The peripheral dose distributions of wedge fields of Co-0 gamma-ay and 10MV x-ay were measured by the solid state detector controlled by means of semiautomatic water phentom system. The measurements were made on the principal plane parallel to the cross section of wedge filter (blade and ridge direction). For parallel motion of the detector to the beam axis the distance from the margin of radiation field at surface were 3, 5 and 10cm. For tranverse motion the depth of measurement were dm, 5, 10 and 15cm. The followings were drawn from the measurement. 1. The peripheral dose of the blade side of wedges was generally higher than that of the ridge side at symmetric point about beam axis. 2. In the superficial region phenomena of dose build-p appeared. 3. For Co-0 gamma-ay field, the peripheral dose did not monotonously decrease with the distance from the field margin but increase in some range, consequently showing a peak dose. 4. The peripheral dose did not only depend on radiation quality and field size, but also on wedge angle and wedge direction.
Key Words: Wedge filter, Peripheral dose, Radiation quality
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