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Evaluation of Well-Type Chamber Calibration Factor for Measurement of Ir-192 Brachytherapy Source Over 10 Institutions

Assef Firnando Firmansyah, Okky Agassy Firmansyah, Sri Inang Sunaryati, Nurman Rajagukguk
2020 Jurnal Fisika dan Aplikasinya  
This paper describes the evaluation of well-type chamber calibration factor for measurement Ir-192 brachytherapy source. Data were collected at ten institutions of Ir-192 brachytherapy facilities. Calibration was carried out using the substitution method adopted from a protocol published by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The well-type chamber standard used was HDR-1000 Plus. The results obtained that NAKS for well-type chamber from PTW manufacturers has a range of values from 9.063 ×
more » ... lues from 9.063 × 10 5 -9.875 × 10 5 Gy m 2 h −1 A −1 with an average value 9.522 × 10 5 Gy m 2 h −1 A −1 , while the well-type chamber from Standard Imaging manufacturers has a range of values from 4.634 × 10 5 -4.662 × 10 5 Gy m 2 h −1 A −1 with an average value 4.648 × 10 5 Gy m 2 h −1 A −1 . The range of deviations obtained between NAKS−new and N AKS−old ranges from 0.8% to -1.8%, while the range of normalization results of NAKS−new to the average value of NAKS−new ranges from 0.952-1.029. There was one calibration factor that has a deviation of more than 1% over the N AKS−old . Based on the calculation of uncertainty, all the calibration factor results obtained were still within the accepted range.
doi:10.12962/j24604682.v16i2.6406 fatcat:5m4hwwtuxjfu5avjkwxgcnh2xe