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Title: Laser-driven beam lines for delivering intensity modulated radiation therapy with particle beams

Laser-accelerated particles can provide a promising opportunity for radiation therapy of cancer. Potential advantages arise from combining a compact, cost-efficient treatment unit with the physical advantages in dose delivery of charged particle beams. We consider different dose delivery schemes and the required devices to design a possible treatment unit. The secondary radiation produced in several beam line elements remains a challenge to be addressed.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 München (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218281
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1546; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. ELIMED workshop and panel, Catania (Italy), 18-19 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BEAM TRANSPORT; CHARGED PARTICLES; DELIVERY; DESIGN; DOSIMETRY; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; NEOPLASMS; PARTICLE BEAMS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOTHERAPY