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G. Battistoni
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Abstract The MONDO (MOnitor for Neutron Dose in hadrOntherapy) project addresses the technical challenges posed by a neutron tracker detector: high detection efficiency and good backtracking precision. The project main goal is to develop a tracking device capable of fully reconstructing the four-momentum of the ultra-fast secondary neutrons produced in Particle Therapy treatments via double elastic scattering interactions. The tracker – a 16 × 16 × 20 cm 3 matrix – is made by a matrix of thin sq...
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#1G. TrainiH-Index: 7
#2Ilaria MatteiH-Index: 10
Last.A. SartiH-Index: 60
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Abstract Particle therapy (PT) can exploit heavy ions (such as He, C or O) to enhance the treatment efficacy, profiting from the increased Relative Biological Effectiveness and Oxygen Enhancement Ratio of these projectiles with respect to proton beams. To maximise the gain in tumor control probability a precise online monitoring of the dose release is needed, avoiding unnecessary large safety margins surroundings the tumor volume accounting for possible patient mispositioning or morphological ch...
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#1S. Muraro (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 1
#2Niccolo Camarlinghi (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 12
Last.Valeria Rosso (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Positron emission tomography (PET) is one of the most mature techniques for monitoring in ion beam therapy. PET allows to reconstruct the β + activity generated in the patient by the nuclear interaction of the ions. Taking advantage of the spatial correlation between positron emitters created along the ions path and the dose distribution, it is possible to perform a quality control of the treatment. Usually, to reconstruct the activity generated within the irradiated volume, standard 3D...
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#1A. RucinskiH-Index: 8
#2G. TrainiH-Index: 7
Last.V. PateraH-Index: 31
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Abstract Particle therapy is a therapy technique that exploits protons or light ions to irradiate tumor targets with high accuracy. Protons and 12 C ions are already used for irradiation in clinical routine, while new ions like 4 He and 16 O are currently being considered. Despite the indisputable physical and biological advantages of such ion beams, the planning of charged particle therapy treatments is challenged by range uncertainties, i.e. the uncertainty on the position of the maximal dose ...
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#2Adele LauriaH-Index: 20
Last.G. De LellisH-Index: 23
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#2Jakub BaranH-Index: 2
Last.A. RucinskiH-Index: 8
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#1A.C. KraanH-Index: 4
#2S. MuraroH-Index: 7
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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#1A. TopiH-Index: 2
#2G. BattistoniH-Index: 48
Last.Valeria RossoH-Index: 18
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#2G. BattistoniH-Index: 48
Last.A. RucinskiH-Index: 8
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Monte Carlo (MC) methods account for many details of the interactions of particles with human tissue in proton beam therapy. The accuracy and fast dose calculation time offered by GPU-accelerated MC treatment planning systems (TPS) pushed development of such tools to support experimental treatment plan verification in the clinical routine. The GPU-accelerated MC-TPS Fred (Schiavi et al, Phys Med Biol 62:7482, 2017, [4]; University of Rome) is currently investigated in Cyclotron Centre Bronowice ...
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