Potential hazard due to induced radioactivity secondary to radiotherapy: the report of task group 136 of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

@article{Thomadsen2014PotentialHD,
  title={Potential hazard due to induced radioactivity secondary to radiotherapy: the report of task group 136 of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.},
  author={Bruce R. Thomadsen and Ravinder Nath and Fred B Bateman and Jonathan Farr and Cal Glisson and Mohammad K. Islam and Terry LaFrance and Mary E. Moore and X George Xu and Mark Yudelev},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={442-60}
}
External-beam radiation therapy mostly uses high-energy photons (x-rays) produced by medical accelerators, but many facilities now use proton beams, and a few use fast-neutron beams. High-energy photons offer several advantages over lower-energy photons in terms of better dose distributions for deep-seated tumors, lower skin dose, less sensitivity to tissue heterogeneities, etc. However, for beams operating at or above 10 MV, some of the materials in the accelerator room and the radiotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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