Very high energy electrons (50 - 250 MeV) and radiation therapy

Lech Papiez, Colleen DesRosiers, Vadim Moskvin

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Abstract

High energy electron beams in the range 150-250 MeV are investigated to evaluate their feasibility for radiotherapy. Monte Carlo simulation results from PENELOPE code are used to determine lateral spread and penetration of these beams. It is shown that dose distribution of electron beams compare favorably with photon beams. Electromagnetic control of electron beams enables scanned intensity modulation not possible with photon beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalTechnology in Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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