Aluminum, copper, tin and lead as shielding materials in the treatment of cancer with high-energy electrons

@inproceedings{Prasad1998AluminumCT,
  title={Aluminum, copper, tin and lead as shielding materials in the treatment of cancer with high-energy electrons},
  author={Sridhar G Prasad and K. Parthasaradhi and William D. Bloomer and W. H Al-Najjar and Jeffrey S. McMahon and Ola Thomson},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract During irradiation of lesions in cancer treatment with electrons, irregular field sizes are shaped by blocking off the areas to be protected usually with lead or Lepowitz metal of adequate thickness. Sometimes these blocks are placed directly on the skin. In such cases, the block should not only be of minimum weight (thickness), but also the residual dose received by the protected organs should be as small as possible. However, due to the production of bremsstrahlung, it is difficult… CONTINUE READING