Multisegmented ion chamber for CT scanner dosimetry

Med Phys. 1981 Sep-Oct;8(5):640-5. doi: 10.1118/1.595022.


A multisegmented, ionization chamber capable of determining dosimetric profiles from a CT scanner has been developed and tested. The chamber consists of a number of 2 mm wide electrically isolated segments from which ionization currents may be measured. Presented here are the performance characteristics of the chamber including energy response, dose linearity, and corrections for "cross talk" between segments. Sample dosimetric profiles are depicted for 3 and 6 mm nominal beam widths at two locations in a dosimetric phantom positioned in the x-ray beam of a fourth generation CT scanner. The results agree well with the conventional method of obtaining dosimetry measurements with TLD chips.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiometry / instrumentation*
  • Reference Values
  • Thermoluminescent Dosimetry / instrumentation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation*