EMRP Project HLT 09 – Metrology for radiotherapy using complex radiation fields
1 CEA, LIST, DM2I, Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel LNE/LNHB, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette, France
2 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU, Bygning 101, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB, Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany
4 Universté d'Auvergne, UdA
5 VSL B.V., Thijsseweg 11, NL-2629 JA Delft, Netherlands
6 Slovak Institute of Metrology, SMU, Karloveská 63, SK-842 55 Bratislava, Slovakia
7 National Physical Laboratory, NPL, GB-TW11 0LW Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom
8 Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, Laippatie 4, FI-00880 Helsinki, Finland
9 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal, MKEH, Hatóság 1534 Budapest, P.f.: 919 Hungary
10 Istituto Nazionale di Metrologia delle Radiazioni Ionizzanti, ENEA - CR Casaccia, Via Anguillarese, 301, 00123 Roma, Italy
11 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Brno, CMI, Okruzni 30, 63800 Brno, Czech Republic
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This paper is intended to give information about the on-going work of the MetrExtRT research project concerned with the dosimetric metrology of modern external beam radiotherapy. It started on the 1st of June 2012 for duration of 36 months and covers the study medium- and high-energy X-rays, high-energy electrons, electronic brachytherapy and scanned proton and carbon ion beams. The project concerns all the steps of traceability from the primary standards through to verification of the dose in and around the tumour, namely: developing new primary standards of absorbed dose to water; studying new detectors and improving the knowledge of the characteristics of existing detectors, useable for quality control and in vivo dosimetry, and publishing guide lines of good practice on their use. MetrExtRT gathers 10 partners that are all National Metrology Institutes (NMI) or Designated Institutes (DI) as represented by the list of authors, two Researcher Excellence Grants (REG) for the development of passive gel dosimetry (Université d'Auverge – France) and diamond detectors (Tor Vergata University - Italy) and up to now 12 collaborators from industry, oncology centres and universities.
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