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Beam monitor detectors for medical applications

Konrad P. Nesteruk
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2014.04.014
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(1).

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2014)
Supplement Papers
Published online: 2014-01-01
Submitted: 2013-08-28

Abstract

Beam monitoring is fundamental for any particle accelerator. In particular, it is a crucial issue in medical applications of particle physics due to the required high precision and reliability. Radioisotope production and cancer radiotherapy require specific beam monitor detectors. In this paper, three recently designed instruments are reviewed. One of them is a newly designed beam monitor detector based on doped silica and optical fibres. It represents a promising solution. This apparatus can be used with various types of beams and for both hadrontherapy and radioisotope production. For this reason, a more detailed description of this multipurpose detector is provided.

Abstract

Beam monitoring is fundamental for any particle accelerator. In particular, it is a crucial issue in medical applications of particle physics due to the required high precision and reliability. Radioisotope production and cancer radiotherapy require specific beam monitor detectors. In this paper, three recently designed instruments are reviewed. One of them is a newly designed beam monitor detector based on doped silica and optical fibres. It represents a promising solution. This apparatus can be used with various types of beams and for both hadrontherapy and radioisotope production. For this reason, a more detailed description of this multipurpose detector is provided.

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Keywords

Instrumentation for medical physics; Beam monitoring; Radioisotope production; Hadrontherapy

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Title

Beam monitor detectors for medical applications

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2014)

Published online

2014-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2014.04.014

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(1).

Keywords

Instrumentation for medical physics
Beam monitoring
Radioisotope production
Hadrontherapy

Authors

Konrad P. Nesteruk

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