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Characterization of the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform

James Weltz
mentored by Dr. Cameron Koch
and Dr. Sydney Evans

Goal
Characterize the SARRP, including accurate dosimetry, mechanical accuracy and imaging calibration.






Techniques
:: Quantitative dosimetry using radiographic flims and ion chambers.
:: Analysis of scanner as quantitative tool.
:: Cell culture and aseptic technique.

Conclusions
:: Scanner is a viable quantitative tool.
:: Film is accurate for dose calculations.
:: Beam is not aligned with SARRP isocenter (off by order of 1mm).