Medical physics aspects of particle therapy.

Abstract

Charged particle beams offer an improved dose conformation to the target volume when compared with photon radiotherapy, with better sparing of normal tissue structures close to the target. In addition, beams of heavier ions exhibit a strong increase of the linear energy transfer in the Bragg peak when compared with the entrance region. These physical and… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncp192

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