FluoroTome 1: An apparatus for tomographic imaging of radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gels

John M. Warman, Matthijs P. de Haas, Leonard H. Luthjens, Tiantian Yao, Julia Navarro-Campos, Sölen Yuksel, Jan Aarts, Simon Thiele, Jacco Houter, Wilco in het Zandt

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Abstract

Radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gels become permanently fluorescent when exposed to high-energy radiation with the intensity of the emission proportional to the local dose of radiation absorbed. An apparatus is described, FluoroTome 1, that is capable of taking a series of tomographic images (thin slices) of the fluorescence of such an irradiated RFG gel on-site and within minutes of radiation exposure. These images can then be compiled to construct a 3D movie of the dose distribution within the gel. The historical development via a laboratory-bench prototype to a readily transportable, user-friendly apparatus is described. Instrumental details and performance tests are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1729
JournalPolymers
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • 3D radiation dosimetry
  • Fluorescent gels
  • Polymer-gel radiation dosimetry
  • Radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gel
  • Tomographic fluorescence imaging

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    Warman, J. M., de Haas, M. P., Luthjens, L. H., Yao, T., Navarro-Campos, J., Yuksel, S., Aarts, J., Thiele, S., Houter, J., & in het Zandt, W. (2019). FluoroTome 1: An apparatus for tomographic imaging of radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gels. Polymers, 11(11), [1729]. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111729