Ambient Dose Equivalent versus Effective Dose for Quantifying Stray Radiation Exposures to a Patient Receiving Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer.

@article{Fontenot2009AmbientDE,
  title={Ambient Dose Equivalent versus Effective Dose for Quantifying Stray Radiation Exposures to a Patient Receiving Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer.},
  author={Jonas D. Fontenot and Phillip J. Taddei and Yuanshui Zheng and Dragan Mirkovic and Wayne Newhauser},
  journal={Nuclear technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={168 1},
  pages={173-177}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the quantity ambient dose equivalent H*(10) as a conservative estimate of effective dose E for estimating stray radiation exposures to patients receiving passively scattered proton radiotherapy for cancer of the prostate. H*(10), which is determined from fluence free-in-air, is potentially useful because it is simpler to measure or calculate because it avoids the complexities associated with phantoms or patient anatomy. However, the… CONTINUE READING

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