Optimizing proton beam therapy with mathematical models

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 09:00 in Physics & Chemistry

Particle beam therapy, a form of radiotherapy that involves using beams of positively charged particles rather than X-rays, is becoming increasingly popular. Treatment plans need to be optimized so as to maximize irradiation of the tumor while minimizing damage to normal tissue. A new study shows that replacing well-known, simple parameters with more complex ones can enhance the delivery of radiation to the tumor.

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