Angular scattering of light ions in therapy planning at GSI

  title={Angular scattering of light ions in therapy planning at GSI},
  author={S. Brons and Bernhard Georg Hasch and Peter Heeg and Michael Kr{\"a}mer}
Standard treatment planning for tumour therapy at GSI uses a Gaussian beam profile with a constant width throughout the target volume [1]. While this is a reasonable approximation for heavier projectiles, like C, the broadening of the beam profile due to angular scattering of the beam particle and of its fragments can no longer be neglected for lighter beams, such as Helium or protons. In view of the routine use of lighter ions in tumour therapy at upcoming particle therapy centres, like at the… CONTINUE READING


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