Laser-driven proton oncology--a unique new cancer therapy?

  title={Laser-driven proton oncology--a unique new cancer therapy?},
  author={Ken W. D. Ledingham and Wilfried Galster and Roland Sauerbrey},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={80 959},
In 2000, the University of Strathclyde, collaborating with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, organized the first workshop dealing with the potential of high-power laser technology in medicine. Two areas of potential were identified: firstly the production of positron emission tomography (PET) isotopes; and secondly, the potential for laser-accelerated proton and heavy ion beams for therapy. The attendees, mainly clinicians and radiation physicists, emphasised that the laser community should… CONTINUE READING
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