Prompt gamma-ray emission from biological tissues during proton irradiation: a preliminary study.

@article{Polf2009PromptGE,
  title={Prompt gamma-ray emission from biological tissues during proton irradiation: a preliminary study.},
  author={Jerimy C. Polf and Steve A Peterson and George Ciangaru and Michael T. Gillin and Sam A Beddar},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={731-43}
}
In this paper, we present the results of a preliminary study of secondary 'prompt' gamma-ray emission produced by proton-nuclear interactions within tissue during proton radiotherapy. Monte Carlo simulations were performed for mono-energetic proton beams, ranging from 2.5 MeV to 250 MeV, irradiating elemental and tissue targets. Calculations of the emission spectra from different biological tissues and their elemental components were made. Also, prompt gamma rays emitted during delivery of a… CONTINUE READING