The Calibration Process of OSL Detectors used for Staff and Patient Dosimetry in Hospital Environment

  • Tuncel N
  • Karayalcin B
  • koca G
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The optically stimulated luminescence (OSL-BeO) dosemeter is increasingly being used as a dosimetric technique in various fields such as medical dosimetry. According to our fixed dose protocol, the activities of 3.7-7.4 GBq I-131 source is used for thyroid carcinoma therapy. The in house calibration process for usage of OSL's at hospital was arranged according to the encapsulated I-131. The measurement point was planned in three different radial distances from source free in air. The dose-rate measurement was done by Geiger-Muller (GM), and then three pieces of OSL was placed in the same positions for one hour. The inverse square law consistency was found (R 2 =0.99). The calibration coefficient was calculated. For determining the performance of OSL at different dose rates, it used for personnel and patient dosimetry. The average annual dose/2mon to the whole body for all staff by OSL were 0.80 mSv. After administration of 3.7 GBq (100 mCi) therapeutic dose to selected patients, the average pectoral dose was 97.5+32.6 mSv. This calibration process is helpful for confidence of OSL detectors used for dosimetry of staff and patients treated with high activity I-131.




Tuncel, N., Karayalcin, B., & koca, G. (2015). The Calibration Process of OSL Detectors used for Staff and Patient Dosimetry in Hospital Environment. Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy, 06(06).

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