In Charged Particle Therapy (CPT), besides protons, there has been recently a growing interest in 4He, 12C and 16O beams. The secondary radiation produced in the interaction of those beams with a patient could be potentially used for on‐line monitoring of range uncertainties in order to fully exploit the advantages of those light ions resulting from increased Radio Biological Effectiveness, reduced multiple scattering and Oxygen Enhancement Ratio. The study and precise characterization of secondary radiation (beta+, prompt gamma, charged fragments) is the cornerstone of any R&D activity aiming for online monitoring development and purpose of the analysis presented here.

Secondary radiation measurements for charged particle therapy monitoring: fragmentation of therapeutic He, C and O ion beams impinging on a PMMA target / Rucinski, A; Battistoni, G; Collamati, F; Collini, F; De Lucia, E; Faccini, R; Frallicciardi, P; Mancini-Terracciano, C; Marafini, M; Muraro, S; Paramatti, R; Patera, V; Piersanti, L; Pinci, D; Russomando, A; Sarti, A; Sciubba, A; Camillocci, E Solfaroli; Toppi, M; Traini, G; Voena, C. - In: MEDICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0094-2405. - 43:6Part12(2016), pp. 3454-3455. [10.1118/1.4956110]

Secondary radiation measurements for charged particle therapy monitoring: fragmentation of therapeutic He, C and O ion beams impinging on a PMMA target

Collamati, F;De Lucia, E;Faccini, R;Mancini-Terracciano, C;Paramatti, R;Patera, V;Piersanti, L;Pinci, D;Russomando, A;Sarti, A;Sciubba, A;Camillocci, E Solfaroli;Toppi, M;Traini, G;Voena, C
2016

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In Charged Particle Therapy (CPT), besides protons, there has been recently a growing interest in 4He, 12C and 16O beams. The secondary radiation produced in the interaction of those beams with a patient could be potentially used for on‐line monitoring of range uncertainties in order to fully exploit the advantages of those light ions resulting from increased Radio Biological Effectiveness, reduced multiple scattering and Oxygen Enhancement Ratio. The study and precise characterization of secondary radiation (beta+, prompt gamma, charged fragments) is the cornerstone of any R&D activity aiming for online monitoring development and purpose of the analysis presented here.
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