Secondary radiation measurements for particle therapy applications: prompt photons produced by 4He, 12C and 16O ion beams in a PMMA target.

@article{Mattei2017SecondaryRM,
  title={Secondary radiation measurements for particle therapy applications: prompt photons produced by 4He, 12C and 16O ion beams in a PMMA target.},
  author={Ilaria Mattei and Fabiano Bini and Francesco Collamati and Erika De Lucia and Paola Maria Frallicciardi and Emily Iarocci and Carlo Mancini-Terracciano and Michela Marafini and Silvia Katlauskas Muraro and Riccardo Paramatti and Vincenzo Patera and Luca Piersanti and Davide Pinci and Antoni Ruciński and Andrea Russomando and Alessio Sarti and Adalberto Sciubba and Elena Solfaroli Camillocci and Marco Toppi and Giacomo Traini and Cecilia Voena and Giuseppe Battistoni},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          1438-1455
        }
}
Charged particle beams are used in particle therapy (PT) to treat oncological patients due to their selective dose deposition in tissues with respect to the photons and electrons used in conventional radiotherapy. Heavy (Z  >  1) PT beams can additionally be exploited for their high biological effectiveness in killing cancer cells. Nowadays, protons and… CONTINUE READING