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In-beam PET imaging for the control of heavy-ion tumour therapy

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Pawelke, J. ; Inst. fur Kern- u. Hadronenphys., Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany ; Enghardt, W. ; Haberer, T. ; Hasch, B.G.
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A method for the in-situ control of the heavy-ion tumour therapy by means of positron emission tomography is introduced. This method is founded on the measurement of the dynamic spatial distribution of β +-emitters generated by nuclear fragmentation during the irradiation and the relationship between the spatial distributions of the β+-radioactivity and the dose. In order to study this relationship and to arrive at deducing the dose distribution from the measured β+-activity distribution a framework of model calculations is used. Results of phantom experiments with 12 C ion beams are presented, demonstrating the good agreement between experiment and simulation as well as the possibilities and limits of treatment plan verification and beam monitoring

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Nuclear Science Symposium, 1996. Conference Record., 1996 IEEE  (Volume:2 )

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2-9 Nov 1996

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