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Comparison of air kerma standards of LNE-LNHB and NPL for Ir-192 HDR brachytherapy sources: EUROMET project no. 814.

Sander, T; Douysset, G*; Gouriou, J*; Nutbrown, R F (2008) Comparison of air kerma standards of LNE-LNHB and NPL for Ir-192 HDR brachytherapy sources: EUROMET project no. 814. Phys. Med. Biol., 53 (6). N85-N97

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Abstract

An indirect comparison has been made in the air kerma standards for high dose rate (HDR) Ir-192 brachytherapy sources at the Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (LNHB) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The measurements were carried out at both laboratories between November and December 2004. The comparison was based on measurements using well-type transfer ionization chambers and two different source types, Nucletron microSelectron HDR Classic and version 2. The results show the reported calibration coefficients to agree within 0.47% to 0.63% which is within the overall standard uncertainty of 0.65% reported by both laboratories at the time of this comparison. Following this comparison, some of the NPL primary standard correction factors were re-evaluated resulting in a change of +0.17% in the overall correction factor. The new factor was implemented in May 2006. Applying the revised chamber factor to the measurements reported in this comparison report will reduce the difference between the two standards by 0.17%.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: HDR brachytherapy, iridium-192, comparison, air kerma standard
Subjects: Ionising Radiation
Ionising Radiation > Dosimetry
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4090

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