DOSEmapper™ is a unique high performance thermoluminescent detector array consisting of any number (typically 100+) of small (1mm) microsilica bead TLDs packed together on a wire or thread depending on the intended use. For medical applications the DOSEmapper™ bead TLDs can be inserted in a normal catheter for high resolution in-body in vivo dose profile measurements or used in a 2D mesh arrangement on the skin surface.
The bead TLDs are stable, chemically inert and ideal for safe environmental disposal. They have a linear response from mGy to kGy levels, far exceeding other TLDs. After irradiation, the radiation levels and spread will be measured by our fully automated high-performance thermoluminescent reader. The results for 100 beads will be ready, typically, in 15 minutes and are a unique “radiation ruler” or profile of the received radiation. There is no more manual loading of individual TLDs. For medical applications the clinician can compare the results to the original patient treatment plan enabling rapid corrections if necessary.
Micro silica thermoluminescent radiation detectors (bead TLDs) are new in dosimetry but already have over 40 published papers. TRUEinvivo® encourages the widest range of bead TLD ideas to be researched and tested to see what advances can be made using this exciting new technology. Our aim is to help researchers and research projects around the world. We can provide CE-marked characterised micro silica bead TLDs for such investigations and projects.