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Title: Heavy particle radiotherapy: prospects and pitfalls

The use of heavy particles in radiotherapy of tumor volumes is examined. Particles considered are protons, helium ions, heavy ions, negative pions, and fast neutrons. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed. (ACR)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6666249
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-80-3699; CONF-8010153-1
TRN: 81-003238
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: LST Arab conference on medical physics, Beirut, Lebanon, 30 Oct 1980
Research Org:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOTHERAPY; FAST NEUTRONS; HEAVY IONS; HELIUM IONS; PIONS MINUS; PROTONS; CELL CYCLE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DATA COMPILATION; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; FRACTIONATED IRRADIATION; LET; NEOPLASMS; OXYGEN ENHANCEMENT RATIO; RADIOSENSITIVITY; RBE; TUMOR CELLS; ANIMAL CELLS; BARYONS; BOSONS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DATA; DISEASES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY TRANSFER; FERMIONS; HADRONS; INFORMATION; IONS; IRRADIATION; MEDICINE; MESONS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEONS; NUMERICAL DATA; PIONS; PSEUDOSCALAR MESONS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY 550603* -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Therapy-- (1980-)