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Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Physics‎, ‎Payame Noor University‎, ‎Tehran‎, ‎Iran

2 Department of Physics‎, ‎Imam Khomeini International University‎, ‎Qazvin‎, ‎Iran

3 Department of Medical Physics‎, ‎School of Medicine‎, ‎Radiation Biology Research Center‎, ‎Iran University of Medical Sciences‎, ‎Tehran‎, ‎Iran


The Persistent development of quick and accessible readout tools promises to remove one of the barriers to the adoption of gel dosimetry as an applicable method in treatment clinics. Research and development in the imaging of polymer gel dosimeters continues with a focus on imaging in three dimensions. Each technique comes with its own set of advantages and challenges. In gel dosimeter research, efforts have been made to identify and develop alternative imaging methods for polymer gel dosimeters. Gel dosimeters can obtain reliable and accurate three-dimensional dose distributions from the correlation of different polymerization stages caused by radiation. The irradiated samples are examined using magnetic resonance imaging, optical computed tomography, and X-ray computed tomography. This research describes the basic features of imaging devices and the readout of irradiated dose data. Costs, availability, portability, contrast and resolution, high-resolution image reconstruction algorithm, and image reconstruction time of radiation absorption dosimeters for imaging devices are investigated in this research. This review has been done to present the mentioned imaging features and review the research done in this field for the optimal use of different imaging methods.


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