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Theoretical background of proton therapy and PET imaging

  • Matthias Würl
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Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Abstract

In this chapter, the physical background of radiation therapy with protons (section 2.1), as well as the basics of positron emission tomography (section 2.2) are reviewed. Furthermore, the proton therapy facility, where the activation experiments described in chapter  4 were carried out, is briefly presented in section 2.3.

Keywords

Target Nucleus Bragg Peak Proton Therapy Coincidence Event Annihilation Photon 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Würl
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  1. 1.GarchingGermany

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