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This Was the cause That led to Several research groups in the world looking for alternatives. One of the most promising is based on the use of optical fibers of small diameter (1mm), Which are fixed at one end a small piece of scintillator. A scintillator is a special type of material irradiated When That emits light, light the fiber Traveling Through To The Other end,where its can be measured intensity.
The value of the intensity of light to very specifying Provides Estimate of the rate of energy deposited in tissue and, Therefore, the damage done to cells. Because the optical fiber Can be used as a catheter, it is possible to make Measurements of the dose rate intracavitary radiotherapy During. Another important application is When the whole body is irradiated to Perform a bone marrow Then transplant. In this case it is possible to find the dose distribution by Calculation, as in-vivo Dosimeter and real time is of the UTMOST importance. Read the rest of this entry »