Introduction to Technique of Treatment Planning in Electron Therapy
This symposium in its first session has been concerned with the physical background relevant to electron therapy. Dr. Pohlit in his introduction to the panel on dosimetry emphasized the need for the medical physicists to devote some of their time, but not all of it, to dosimetry. The current need is the development of “cook book” procedures which will permit the application of a conversion factor to various ionization measurements and correctly change them into that international currency, the RAD. The physical aspects of this problem are well understood, and I feel it is now a purely organizational problem to work out practical intercomparison schemes, such as Dr. Kretscho’s for instance, to permit all of us to know that values of dose published by various therapy centers are actually in the same units.
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