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Measurement of secondary radiation during ion beam therapy with the pixel detector Timepix

Author
Jaekel Oliver eHeidelberger Ionenstrahl-Therapiezentrum HIT

Year
2011

Scientific journal
JINST 6 (2011) C11014

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Abstract
In this contribution we measured the signal behind the head phantom and investigated its dependence on the beam energy (corresponding to beam range in water 2–30 cm). Furthermore, the response was measured at four angles between 0 and 90 degrees. At all investigated energies some signal was registered. Its pattern corresponds to ions. Differences in the total amount of signal for different beam energies were observed. The time-structure of the signal is correlated with that of the incoming beam, showing that we register products of prompt processes. Such measurements are less likely to be influenced by biological washout processes than the signal registered by the PET technique, coming from decays of beam-induced radioactive nuclei.

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O. Jaekel, "Measurement of secondary radiation during ion beam therapy with the pixel detector Timepix", JINST 6 (2011) C11014 (2011)

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