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Radiotherapy Proton Interactions in Matter

  title={Radiotherapy Proton Interactions in Matter},
  author={Bernard Gottschalk},
  journal={arXiv: Medical Physics},
  • B. Gottschalk
  • Published 30 March 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Medical Physics
A survey of physics useful to proton radiotherapy, centered on stopping, scattering and hard scatters: 1. Introduction 2. The fundamental formula dose = fluence x mass stopping power. Practical units, comments on effective stopping power. 3. Range: experimental definition, Beth-Bloch CSDA theory, range-energy tables and approximations, range straggling. 4. Multiple Coulomb Scattering: suggested reading, elements of Moliere theory, the Gaussian approximation, scattering power. 5. Hard… 
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