Purpose: The number of patients presenting with pacemakers in our clinic has increased recently. Following AAPM recommendations, a treatment plan is developed that minimizes the dose to the pacemaker. The most efficient way to measure in vivo dose during treatment is to use MOSFETs or diodes which offer a simple but inaccurate (up to 25% error) method of recording. In this abstract, we analyze the dose measured by these different devices in an attempt to assess pacemaker dose.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting July 18-22, Philadelphia, PA
Studenski, M.; Xiao, Y.; and Harrison, A.
"Measuring Pacemaker Dose: A Clinical Perspective,"
1, Article 18.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/bodinejournal/vol3/iss1/18