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A review of recent advances in optical fibre sensors for in vivo dosimetry during radiotherapy

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dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Sinéad
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Denis
dc.contributor.author Woulfe, Peter
dc.contributor.author Grattan, M.W.D.
dc.contributor.author Hounsell, A.R.
dc.contributor.author Sporea, Dan
dc.contributor.author Mihai, L.
dc.contributor.author Vata, I.
dc.contributor.author Leen, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Elfed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T15:16:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T15:16:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation O'Keeffe, S,McCarthy, D,Woulfe, P,Grattan, MWD,Hounsell, AR,Sporea, D,Mihai, L,Vata, I,Leen, G,Lewis, E (2015) 'A review of recent advances in optical fibre sensors for in vivo dosimetry during radiotherapy'. British Journal Of Radiology, 88 . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6468
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article presents an overview of the recent developments and requirements in radiotherapy dosimetry, with particular emphasis on the development of optical fibre dosemeters for radiotherapy applications, focusing particularly on in vivo applications. Optical fibres offer considerable advantages over conventional techniques for radiotherapy dosimetry, owing to their small size, immunity to electromagnetic interferences, and suitability for remote monitoring and multiplexing. The small dimensions of optical fibre-based dosemeters, together with being lightweight and flexible, mean that they are minimally invasive and thus particularly suited to in vivo dosimetry. This means that the sensor can be placed directly inside a patient, for example, for brachytherapy treatments, the optical fibres could be placed in the tumour itself or into nearby critical tissues requiring monitoring, via the same applicators or needles used for the treatment delivery thereby providing real-time dosimetric information. The article outlines the principal sensor design systems along with some of the main strengths and weaknesses associated with the development of these techniques. The successful demonstration of these sensors in a range of different clinical environments is also presented. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher British Institute of Radiology en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/239207 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Radiology;88 (1050), 20140702
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20140702
dc.rights First published by British Institute of Radiology en_US
dc.subject plastic scintillation detectorrs en_US
dc.subject stimulated luminescence OSL en_US
dc.subject radiation therapy en_US
dc.subject real-time en_US
dc.title A review of recent advances in optical fibre sensors for in vivo dosimetry during radiotherapy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-01-19T15:00:38Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1259/bjr.20140702
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid PERG04-2008-239207 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1595062
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle British Journal Of Radiology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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