Helium ions at the heidelberg ion beam therapy center: comparisons between FLUKA Monte Carlo code predictions and dosimetric measurements.

@article{Tessonnier2017HeliumIA,
  title={Helium ions at the heidelberg ion beam therapy center: comparisons between FLUKA Monte Carlo code predictions and dosimetric measurements.},
  author={Thomas Tessonnier and Andrea Mairani and S. Brons and Paola R. Sala and Francesco Cerutti and Alfredo Ferrari and Th Haberer and J{\"u}rgen Debus and Katia Parodi},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={62 16},
  pages={6784-6803}
}
In the field of particle therapy helium ion beams could offer an alternative for radiotherapy treatments, owing to their interesting physical and biological properties intermediate between protons and carbon ions. We present in this work the comparisons and validations of the Monte Carlo FLUKA code against in-depth dosimetric measurements acquired at the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center (HIT). Depth dose distributions in water with and without ripple filter, lateral profiles at different… CONTINUE READING