The precision of proton range calculations in proton radiotherapy treatment planning: experimental verification of the relation between CT-HU and proton stopping power.

@article{Schaffner1998ThePO,
  title={The precision of proton range calculations in proton radiotherapy treatment planning: experimental verification of the relation between CT-HU and proton stopping power.},
  author={Beatrice Schaffner and Eros S Pedroni},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1579-92}
}
The precision in proton radiotherapy treatment planning depends on the accuracy of the information used to calculate the stopping power properties of the tissues in the patient's body. This information is obtained from computed tomography (CT) images using a calibration curve to convert CT Hounsfield units into relative proton stopping power values. The… CONTINUE READING