Proton therapy dosimetry using positron emission tomography.

@article{Studenski2010ProtonTD,
  title={Proton therapy dosimetry using positron emission tomography.},
  author={Matthew T. Studenski and Ying Xiao},
  journal={World journal of radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={135-42}
}
Protons deposit most of their kinetic energy at the end of their path with no energy deposition beyond the range, making proton therapy a valuable option for treating tumors while sparing surrounding tissues. It is imperative to know the location of the dose deposition to ensure the tumor, and not healthy tissue, is being irradiated. To be able to extract… CONTINUE READING