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Title Proton beam therapy : how protons are revolutionizing cancer treatment / Santosh Yajnik.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (122 pages)
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Proton beams -- Therapeutic use.
Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy.
Proton Therapy.
Summary Proton beam therapy is an emerging technology with promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. While nearly half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the US receive radiation therapy, the majority is delivered via electron accelerators, where photons are used to irradiate cancerous tissue indiscriminately from healthy tissue. Because of the physical properties of photon beams, the target area and depth are unable to be accurately controlled (photons deposit their energy along the entire path they travel through the body), resulting in damage to healthy tissue even under the best of
Other Title Print version: 9781461452973