The Impact of Neutrons in Clinical Proton Therapy

  title={The Impact of Neutrons in Clinical Proton Therapy},
  author={Uwe Schneider and Roger A. H{\"a}lg},
  booktitle={Front. Oncol.},
In proton therapy, high-energy proton beams cause the production of secondary neutrons. This leads to an unwanted dose contribution, which can be considerable for tissues outside of the target volume regarding the long-term health of cancer patients. Due to the high biological effectiveness of neutrons with regard to cancer induction, small neutron doses can be important. Published comparisons of neutron dose measurements and the corresponding estimates of cancer risk between different… CONTINUE READING


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