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Monitor units are not predictive of neutron dose for high-energy IMRT.

Authors
  • Hälg, Roger A1
  • Besserer, Jürgen
  • Boschung, Markus
  • Mayer, Sabine
  • Schneider, Uwe
  • 1 Institute for Radiotherapy, Radiotherapie Hirslanden AG, Aarau, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiation Oncology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Aug 10, 2012
Volume
7
Pages
138–138
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1748-717X-7-138
PMID: 22883384
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The predicted increase of second cancer induction rates from intensity-modulated treatment techniques can be overestimated when the neutron dose is simply scaled with monitor units.

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