Proton imaging apparatus for protontherapy application

Sipala, Valeria and Brianzi, M. and Bruzzi, M. and Bucciolini, M. and Cirrone, G. A. P. and Civinini, C. and Cuttone, G. and Lo Presti, D. and Randazzo, N. and Scaringella, M. and Stancampiano, C. and Talamonti, C. and Tesi, M. (2011) Proton imaging apparatus for protontherapy application. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 1826-9885

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Radiotherapy with protons, due to the physical properties of these particles, offers several advantages for cancer therapy as compared to the traditional radiotherapy with photons. In the clinical use of proton beams, a pCT (proton Computed Tomography) apparatus can contribute to improve the accuracy of the patient positioning and dose distribution calculation. In this paper a pCT apparatus built by the PRIMA (PRoton IMAging) Italian Collaboration will be presented and the preliminary results will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calorimeters ; Computed tomography ; Radiation detectors ; Data acquisition: hardware and software
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 15:08

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