Calibration and GEANT4 Simulations of the Phase II Proton Compute Tomography (pCT) Range Stack Detector

@article{Uzunyan2016CalibrationAG,
  title={Calibration and GEANT4 Simulations of the Phase II Proton Compute Tomography (pCT) Range Stack Detector},
  author={Sergey A. Uzunyan and Gerald Charles Blazey and Steven Boi and George Coutrakon and Alexander Dyshkant and Kurt Francis and David R. Hedin and E. Johnson and Juris G. Kalnins and V. Zutshi R. Ford and J. E. Rauch and Paul Rubinov and G. Sellberg and P. Wilson and M. Naimuddin Department of Physics and Northern Illinois University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Delhi University},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  year={2016}
}
Northern Illinois University in collaboration with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) and Delhi University has been designing and building a proton CT scanner for applications in proton treatment planning. The Phase II proton CT scanner consists of eight planes of tracking detectors with two X and two Y coordinate measurements both before and after the patient. In addition, a range stack detector consisting of a stack of thin scintillator tiles, arranged in twelve eight-tile frames… 

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