Polymer gel dosimeters (PGDs) have been widely studied for use in the pretreatment verification of clinical radiation therapy. However, the readability of PGDs in three-dimensional (3D) dosimetry remain unclear. In this study, the pretreatment verifications of clinical radiation therapy were performed using an N-isopropyl-acrylamide (NIPAM) PGD, and the results were used to evaluate the performance of the NIPAM PGD on 3D dose measurement. A gel phantom was used to measure the dose distribution of a clinical case of intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed for dose readouts. The measured dose volumes were compared with the planned dose volume. The relative volume histograms showed that relative volumes with a negative percent dose difference decreased as time elapsed. Furthermore, the histograms revealed few changes after 24 h postirradiation. For the 3%/3 mm and 2%/2 mm criteria, the pass rates of the 12- and 24-h dose volumes were higher than 95%, respectively. This study thus concludes that the pass rate map can be used to evaluate the dose-temporal readability of PGDs and that the NIPAM PGD can be used for clinical pretreatment verifications.