Proton imaging for medical applications.


In order to demonstrate the potential advantages of proton imaging for medical use, a 205-MeV proton beam was developed using the Argonne National Laboratory Booster I synchrotron. Data were taken using a narrow scanning beam and an electronic detector system. The dose reduction and an improved mass resulution over the radiographs. The images also show significant differences in the proton stopping power of different tissues, thus demonstrating considerable potential in soft-tissue imaging. The development of a proton tomographic scan system is also briefly discussed.

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@article{Kramer1980ProtonIF, title={Proton imaging for medical applications.}, author={Steve Kramer and D R Moffett and Raleigh L Martin and Eugene Colton and V W Steward}, journal={Radiology}, year={1980}, volume={135 2}, pages={485-94} }