Radiochromic film can be a fast and inexpensive means for performing accurate quantitative radiation dosimetry. The development of new radiochromic compositions that have greater dose sensitivity and fewer environmental dependencies has led to an ever increasing use of the film in radiotherapy applications. In this report the various physical and dosimetric properties of radiochromic film are presented and the strategies to adequately manage these properties when using radiochromic film for radiotherapy applications are discussed.
Williams, M. and Metcalfe, P. (2011). Radiochromic film dosimetry and its applications in radiotherapy. 4th SSD Summer School: Concepts and Trends in Medical Radiation Dosimetry (pp. 75-99). Wollongong: AIP.