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In order to maintain the primary standards and provide calibration services, ARPANSA has a suite of radiation sources. These sources cover kilovoltage X-rays (one source covering the ‘superficial’ range 10 – 100 kVp and another covering the ‘orthovoltage’ range 30 – 300 kVp) and megavoltage photons (Cobalt-60). In 2009 a medical linac was installed to replace the research linac. This linac provides both megavoltage photon and electron beams, in the range 4 – 25 MeV.

20 June 2017

Our linac enables us to calibrate therapy dosemeters at megavoltage beam qualities close to those used by radiotherapy treatment centres.

20 June 2017

This source is used to provide Cobalt-60 calibrations for thimble chambers used in radiotherapy.

20 June 2017

Our kilovoltage X-ray facilities consist of two X-ray tubes covering the ‘superficial’ and ‘orthovoltage’ radiotherapy treatment ranges.