Impact of Various Beam Parameters on Lateral Scattering in Proton and Carbon-ion Therapy

@inproceedings{Loushab2015ImpactOV,
  title={Impact of Various Beam Parameters on Lateral Scattering in Proton and Carbon-ion Therapy},
  author={M. Ebrahimi Loushab and A A Mowlavi and M. H. Hadizadeh and R. Izadi and S. B. Jia},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedical physics & engineering},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND In radiation therapy with ion beams, lateral distributions of absorbed dose in the tissue are important. Heavy ion therapy, such as carbon-ion therapy, is a novel technique of high-precision external radiotherapy which has advantages over proton therapy in terms of dose locality and biological effectiveness. METHODS In this study, we used Monte Carlo method-based Geant4 toolkit to simulate and calculate the effects of energy, shape and type of ion beams incident upon water on… CONTINUE READING