Assessing the strength of individual seed-type sources in ribbon assembles remains a challenge in brachytherapy quality assurance. Geometries to measure a single source in the ribbon usually fail because of low signals if using very thick shielding to block the radiation from the other sources, or contributions from all the other sources if they are not shielded well. A normal well-type chamber with partial lead shielding forming a small slot provides a differential response along the chamber axis that, through a deconvolution/simultaneous-equations technique, sorts the contributions from each source, allowing the derivation of each source's strength.
- Quality assurance
- Source strength
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging