Proton and carbon ion therapy is an emerging technique used for the treatment of solid cancers. The monitoring of the dose delivered during such treatments is still a matter of research. A possible technique exploits the information provided by single photon emission from nuclear decays induced by the irradiation. This paper reports the measurements of the spectrum and rate of such photons produced from the interaction of a 80 MeV/u fully stripped carbon ion beam at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud of INFN, Catania, with a Poly-methyl methacrylate target. The differential production rate for photons with energy E > 2 MeV and emitted at 90 degrees is found to be dN gamma/(dN(C)d Omega) = (2.92 +/- 0.19) x 10(-2)sr(-1).

Precise measurement of prompt photon emission from 80 MeV/u carbon ion beam irradiation

FERRONI, Fernando
2012

Abstract

Proton and carbon ion therapy is an emerging technique used for the treatment of solid cancers. The monitoring of the dose delivered during such treatments is still a matter of research. A possible technique exploits the information provided by single photon emission from nuclear decays induced by the irradiation. This paper reports the measurements of the spectrum and rate of such photons produced from the interaction of a 80 MeV/u fully stripped carbon ion beam at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud of INFN, Catania, with a Poly-methyl methacrylate target. The differential production rate for photons with energy E > 2 MeV and emitted at 90 degrees is found to be dN gamma/(dN(C)d Omega) = (2.92 +/- 0.19) x 10(-2)sr(-1).
dosimetry concepts and apparatus; instrumentation for hadron therapy; instrumentation for particle-beam therapy; photoemission
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