Microdosimetry for Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT): theoretical calculations using the Monte Carlo toolkit

  title={Microdosimetry for Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT): theoretical calculations using the Monte Carlo toolkit},
  author={Jenny Spiga and E Siegbahn and Elke Brauer-Krisch and Paolo Randaccio and Alberto Bravin},
  journal={2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record},
Radiation therapy is widely used in the treatment of very different types of cancer. Recent developments in this field are aiming at delivering high doses to the target volume while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues. The microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) is a new kind of radiotherapy which could be used for treating infantile brain tumors, as other kinds of radiotherapy would be extremely dangerous to the normal brain development. MRT is carried out using an array of parallel microbeams… CONTINUE READING
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