Radiation therapy with charged particles.

@article{SchulzErtner2006RadiationTW,
  title={Radiation therapy with charged particles.},
  author={Daniela Schulz-Ertner and Oliver J{\"a}kel and Wolfgang Schlegel},
  journal={Seminars in radiation oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={249-59}
}
Charged particle beams can offer an improved dose conformation to the target volume as compared with photon radiotherapy, with better sparing of normal tissue structures close to the target. In addition, beams of ions heavier than (4)He exhibit a strong increase of the linear energy transfer in the Bragg peak as compared with the entrance region. These physical and biological properties are much more favorable than in photon radiotherapy. As a consequence, particle therapy with protons and… CONTINUE READING
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