The Rationale for Proton Therapy

  • Hans Breuer
  • Berend J. Smit


Protons have superior dose distributional qualities compared to X- or gamma rays, which is the major advantage.


Planning Target Volume Dose Distribution Proton Beam Linear Accelerator Bragg Peak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Breuer
    • 1
  • Berend J. Smit
    • 2
  1. 1.StellenboschRep. of South Africa
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyTygerberg HospitalTygerbergRep. of South Africa

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