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Technologies for Delivery of Proton and Ion Beams for Radiotherapy

Authors
  • Owen, Hywel
  • Holder, David
  • Alonso, Jose
  • MacKay, Ranald
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2013
Submission Date
Oct 01, 2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X14410024
Source
arXiv
License
Yellow
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Abstract

Recent developments for the delivery of proton and ion beam therapy have been significant, and a number of technological solutions now exist for the creation and utilisation of these particles for the treatment of cancer. In this paper we review the historical development of particle accelerators used for external beam radiotherapy and discuss the more recent progress towards more capable and cost-effective sources of particles.

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