swMATH ID: 20301
Software Authors: Price T.; PRaVDA Consortium
Description: PRaVDA: high energy physics towards proton computed tomography. Proton radiotherapy is an increasingly popular modality for treating cancers of the head and neck, and in paediatrics. To maximise the potential of proton radiotherapy it is essential to know the distribution, and more importantly the proton stopping powers, of the body tissues between the proton beam and the tumour. A stopping power map could be measured directly, and uncertainties in the treatment vastly reduce, if the patient was imaged with protons instead of conventional x-rays. Here we outline the application of technologies developed for High Energy Physics to provide clinical-quality proton Computed Tomography, in so reducing range uncertainties and enhancing the treatment of cancer.
Homepage: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168900215015843
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