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Hadrontherapy: A new Aspect of Particle therapy

Abstract : Charged particle beams offer an improved dose conformation to the target volume when compared with photon radiotherapy, with better sparing of normal tissue structures close to the target. In addition, beams of heavier ions exhibit a strong increase of the linear energy transfer in the Bragg peak when compared with the entrance region. These physical and biological properties make ion beams more favourable for radiation therapy of cancer than photon beams. As a consequence, particle therapy with protons and heavy ions has gained increasing interest worldwide. This review summarises the physical and biological principles of charged particle therapy with ion beams and highlights some of the developments in the field of beam delivery, the principles of radiobiological aspects of proton and ion beams. Beam production and delivery are describes through example of hadrontherapie worldwide.The Treatment Planning and ttreatment quality control procedure is briefly reviewed. Finally experience at the HIMAC facility is shortly described.
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Gerard Montarou. Hadrontherapy: A new Aspect of Particle therapy. The Second International Workshop on Nuclear Science and its Peaceful Applications "Medical Physics and Radiation Protection", Jan 2011, Le Caire, Egypt. ⟨in2p3-00566964⟩



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