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CATANA protontherapy facility: The state of art of clinical and dosimetric experience

  • G. Cuttone
  • G. A. P. Cirrone
  • G. Di Franco
  • V. La Monaca
  • S. Lo Nigro
  • J. Ott
  • S. Pittera
  • G. Privitera
  • L. Raffaele
  • A. Reibaldi
  • F. Romano
  • M. G. Sabini
  • V. Salamone
  • M. Sanfilippo
  • C. Spatola
  • L. M. Valastro
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on Hadrontherapy in Europe

Abstract

After nine years of activity, about 220 patients have been treated at the CATANA Eye Protontherapy facility. A 62MeV proton beam produced by a Superconducting Cyclotron is dedicated to radiotherapy of eye lesions, as uveal melanomas. Research and development work has been done to test different dosimetry devices to be used for reference and relative dosimetry, in order to achieve dose delivering accuracy. The follow-up results demonstrated the efficacy of proton beams and encouraged us in our activity in the fight against cancer.

Keywords

International Atomic Energy Agency Proton Beam Uveal Melanoma Proton Therapy Monitor Unit 
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© Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Cuttone
    • 1
  • G. A. P. Cirrone
    • 1
  • G. Di Franco
    • 2
  • V. La Monaca
    • 2
  • S. Lo Nigro
    • 3
  • J. Ott
    • 2
  • S. Pittera
    • 1
  • G. Privitera
    • 2
  • L. Raffaele
    • 2
  • A. Reibaldi
    • 2
  • F. Romano
    • 1
  • M. G. Sabini
    • 1
    • 4
  • V. Salamone
    • 2
  • M. Sanfilippo
    • 2
  • C. Spatola
    • 2
  • L. M. Valastro
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratori Nazionali del SudINFNCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico Vittorio EmanueleCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica e AstronomiaUniversità di CataniaCataniaItaly
  4. 4.Azienda Ospedaliera CannizzaroCataniaItaly

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