Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 9, Issue 6–7, pp 571–577 | Cite as

A technology for the calculation and manufacture of devices for shaping a proton beam in radiotherapy

  • A. V. Agapov
  • D. Endzheichak
  • E. I. Luchin
  • G. V. Mitsyn
  • A. G. Molokanov
  • K. N. Shipulin
Radiobiology, Ecology, and Nuclear Medicine

Abstract

A therapeutic proton beam for an actual irradiation procedure is shaped using customized collimator leaves made out of Cerrobend, while to make the proton-beam depth-dose distribution conformal to the target volume, so-called boluses (compensators) with sophisticated shapes are calculated and then fabricated to compensate for the heterogeneities of a patient’s tissues and organs in the beam path. This article describes the main stages of testing a technology for manufacturing bolus from industrial wax which was developed at the Medico-Technical Complex (MTC) at the Dzelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (DLNP JINR), by comparing the spatial dose distributions obtained under a computer simulation of proton irradiation and the actually measured ones under the experiment.

Keywords

Dose Distribution Proton Beam Nucleus Letter Proton Therapy Proton Beam Radiation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Agapov
    • 1
  • D. Endzheichak
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. I. Luchin
    • 1
  • G. V. Mitsyn
    • 1
  • A. G. Molokanov
    • 1
  • K. N. Shipulin
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Department of Medical PhysicsWielkopolskie Oncology CenterPoznanPoland

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