At it’s Annual Meeting this summer, the Education Council of AAPM honored innovators in Medical Physics Education. Thayer School of Engineering PhD student Irwin Tendler was selected to present his abstract entitled “Scintillator Target Imaging Provides Accurate Remote Multi-Site Surface Dosimetry.”
Irwin was awarded 3rd prize for his presentation in which he presented clinical data from the application of time-gated imaging of small scintillator dots placed on the skin surface of patients receiving irradiation. Detection of these point dosimeters with a camera that measures Cherenkov emissions (C-Dose camera by DoseOptics LLC) allowed for quantitative skin dose estimation from the image analysis. The data were validated with OSLD dosimetry used at the same time. Dartmouth’s approach provides the first methodology for remote quantitative imaging dosimetry.
Irwin was also the 2nd place winner of the National Young Investigator Symposium at the AAPM Spring Clinical meeting.