Investigation of a MOSFET dosimetry system for midpoint dose verification in prostate 3D CRT/IMRT

  • T. Wiese
  • E. Bezak
  • R. Nelligan
Scientific Paper


The suitability of MOSFETs (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors) for use in in-vivo dosimetry for IMRT prostate treatment and patient setup errors has been investigated in this work. MOSFETs were placed on entrance and exit surfaces of a number of different phantoms (with varying complexities from homogeneous to anthropomorphic). Dose measurements were then used to calculate a midpoint dose, which was compared with an IC placed at the isocentre. The agreements found between the calculated (MOSFETs) and the measured midpoint dose (IC) was: 0.7 % for a prostate treatment verification and 3.5 % for an IMRT treatment. MOSFETs placed on entry and exit surfaces can detect patient setup offsets of 2 cm, but do not have the sensitivity to confidently detect offsets of 1 cm or smaller.

Key words

in-vivo dosimetry MOSFET prostate treatment IMRT 


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© Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsRoyal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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