Development of proton computed tomography detectors for applications in hadron therapy.

@article{Bashkirov2016DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of proton computed tomography detectors for applications in hadron therapy.},
  author={Vladimir A Bashkirov and Robert P. Johnson and Hartmut F-W Sadrozinski and Reinhard W. Schulte},
  journal={Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment},
  year={2016},
  volume={809},
  pages={
          120-129
        }
}
Radiation therapy with protons and heavier ions is an attractive form of cancer treatment that could enhance local control and survival of cancers that are currently difficult to cure and lead to less side effects due to sparing of normal tissues. However, particle therapy faces a significant technical challenge because one cannot accurately predict the particle range in the patient using data provided by existing imaging technologies. Proton computed tomography (pCT) is an emerging imaging… CONTINUE READING

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