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22 May 2020 HVL mammography and tomosynthesis measurements with TLD system and different solid-state dosimeters
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Proceedings Volume 11513, 15th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI2020); 115132E (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2563998
Event: Fifteenth International Workshop on Breast Imaging, 2020, Leuven, Belgium
Abstract
Mammography and tomosynthesis diagnostic techniques contribute to the patient dose and the estimation of the Mean Glandular Dose (MGD) for x-ray based imaging modalities forms an essential part of quality control (QC) and for system optimization. This study compares three solid‐state dosimeters (SStDs) and one thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD) with a half value layer (HVL) measurements by ion chamber. These electronics SStDs instruments are very efficient in clinical practice. However, a specialized technician is required for its operation and the clinics do not have this instrumentation. Thus, the application of a TLD system becomes an important means for determining the MGD through the evaluation of Ka,i and HVL. For measurements used a Siemens Mammomat 3000 Nova mammography to evaluate the dosimetry systems. The three electronics SStDs detectors (Accu-Gold Radcal, Unfors RaySafe Xi and Piranha), TLD system and TRS457 table were compared with ion chamber results for HVL. The results showed that SStDs and TLD dosimeters have a flat HVL response under clinical conditions (less than 5%). However, the SStDs detectors tended to overestimate the measurements. However, all results were equivalent (p<0,05) for all HVL evalueted.
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P. L. Squair, I. S. Morais, P. C. Santana, P. M. C. Oliveira, L. F. Souza, and N. S. Nogueira "HVL mammography and tomosynthesis measurements with TLD system and different solid-state dosimeters", Proc. SPIE 11513, 15th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI2020), 115132E (22 May 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2563998
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