Film dosimetry of clinical electron beams

L. J. Van Battum, H. Huizenga

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Film dosimetry is used widely to obtain relative dose distributions of clinical electron beams in phantoms. Nevertheless, measurement results obtained with film dosimetry may lack precision and reliability. In this paper well defined and reproducible methods in film dosimetry are discussed. By application of these methods, film dosimetry appears to be adequate in measuring relative dose distributions of clinically applied electron beams, with an accuracy of 1% to 2% of the dose maximum, in water and plastics as well as in heterogeneously composed material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990


  • Electron beams
  • Film dosimetry

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