The aim of the present work was to evaluate the feasibility of the utilization of CaSO4:Dy pellets for X-ray measurements in a general radiology department. Thermoluminescence (TL) response of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE was compared to the TL response of commercial LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100) samples. TL pellets were exposed to X-ray beam from X-ray machine CMR for clinical diagnosis purpose. The calibration curve of CaSO4:Dy+PTFE was obtained and it showed a linear response as a function of absorbed dose in air at the studied dose interval. Despite this fact, this material can be used for X-ray beams measurements if appropriate calibration procedures are performed. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Hernández, L., Rivera, T., Jimenez, Y., Alvarez, R., Zeferino, J., Vázquez, A., & Azorín, J. (2012). Thermoluminescent response of CaSO<inf>4</inf>:Dy+PTFE induced by X-ray beams. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 1307-1309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.12.004