Multiple Coulomb scattering and spatial resolution in proton radiography.

@article{Schneider1994MultipleCS,
  title={Multiple Coulomb scattering and spatial resolution in proton radiography.},
  author={Ute Schneider and Eros S Pedroni},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1657-63}
}
A simple formula for the spatial resolution of transmission proton radiography is derived for two different methods of measuring the proton coordinates. The effect of multiple Coulomb scattering and energy loss are taken into account. Experimental measurements of the spatial resolution have been done and are compared with the calculations. The technique of measuring entrance and exit coordinates in coincidence for each single proton improves the spatial resolution by a factor of 8 compared to a… CONTINUE READING