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Practical experience of using the IPEM 2003 electron code of practice.
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PMID:  19255116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1 January 2007, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) 2003 code of practice (COP) for electron dosimetry replaces the old air kerma-based Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology 1996 COP as the recommended protocol for the UK. The IPEM 2003 COP requires a secondary standard ionisation chamber calibrated directly in terms of absorbed dose to water. This paper examines the differences between the new and old COP and indicates that the dose measured using the 2003 COP appears to be greater than that using the 1996 COP by approximately 2+/-1%, based on a survey of radiotherapy centres in the UK. The paper also compares the characteristics of the NACP (Scanditronix) and Roos (PTW) chambers recommended by the 2003 COP. No practical difference was found between adopting the NACP or Roos chambers as a secondary standard chamber.
K Rosser; H Lawrence; J Sinclair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2009-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-04     Completed Date:  2009-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Protocols / standards*
Great Britain
Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
Radiometry / instrumentation*,  standards
Radiotherapy Dosage*
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*,  standards
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