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Alrowaili, Z. A., Lerch, M., Petasecca, M., Carolan, M. & Rosenfeld, A. (2017). Radiation response and basic dosimetric characterisation of the 'Magic Plate'. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 777 (1), 012034-1-012034-4.


Two Dimensional (2D) silicon diode arrays are often implemented in radiation therapy quality assurance (QA) applications due to their advantages such as: real-time operation (compared to the films), large dynamic range and small size (compared to ionization chambers). The Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong has developed a multifunctional 2D silicon diode array known as the Magic Plate (MP) for real-time applications and is suitable as a transmission detector for photon flunce mapping (MPTM) or for in phantom dose mapping (MPDM). The paper focusses on the characterisation of the MPDM in terms of output factor and square field beam profiling in 6 MV, 10 MV and 18 MV clinical photon fields. We have found excellent agreement with three different ion chambers for all measured parameters with output factors agreeing within 1.2% and field profiles agreeing within 3% and/or 3mm. This work has important implications for the development of the MP when operating in transmission mapping mode.



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