Advances in kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry

  title={Advances in kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry},
  author={R. Hill and Brendan Healy and Lois C Holloway and Zdenka Kuncic and David Thwaites and Clive Baldock},
  journal={Physics in Medicine and Biology},
  pages={R183 - R231}
This topical review provides an up-to-date overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of therapeutic kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry. Kilovoltage x-ray beams have the property that the maximum dose occurs very close to the surface and thus, they are predominantly used in the treatment of skin cancers but also have applications for the treatment of other cancers. In addition, kilovoltage x-ray beams are used in intra operative units, within animal irradiators and in on-board imagers on… 

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