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FluoroTome 1: An Apparatus for Tomographic Imaging of Radio-Fluorogenic (RFG) Gels

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Department of Radiation Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft, The Netherlands
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4PICO B.V., Jan Tinbergenstraat 4B, 5491 DC Sint-Oedenrode, The Netherlands
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Polymers 2019, 11(11), 1729; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11111729
Received: 17 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 22 October 2019 / Published: 23 October 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorescent gels; radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gel; tomographic fluorescence imaging; polymer-gel radiation dosimetry; 3D radiation dosimetry fluorescent gels; radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gel; tomographic fluorescence imaging; polymer-gel radiation dosimetry; 3D radiation dosimetry
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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. FluoroTome 1: An Apparatus for Tomographic Imaging of Radio-Fluorogenic (RFG) Gels. Polymers 2019, 11, 1729.

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