A study about the measurement method of the homogeneity of radioactivity along an iridium-192 wire used in brachytherapy

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Abstract

The Nuclear and Energy Research Institute has produced, since 1998, iridium-192 wires used in low dose rate brachytherapy. In the paper the authors studied the influence of wire profile on the homogeneity distribution of radioactivity of iridium-192 along the wire. The authors propose the improvements in the quality control procedure that will provide more accurate measurement data and suggest changes in control devices.

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The Journal of Instytut Chemii i Techniki Jadrowej

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