A proton range telescope for quality assurance in hadrontherapy

David A. Watts, Ugo Amaldi, Apollo Go, Y. H. Chang, Wojtek Hajdas, Sarolta Iliescu, Nail Malakhov, Jerome Samarati, Fabio Sauli

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Abstract

A prototype 10x10cm active-area proton range telescope (PRT) has been built for use in quality assurance in hadrontherapy. The PRT uses two triple-GEM detectors for tracking and a stack of 3mm-thick plastic scintillators for the residual range determination. The PRT has been tested with proton beams at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland. Presentation of the results will be followed by a discussion of plans to build a larger range telescope having a 30cmx30cm active area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Pages4163-4166
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 200931 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period25/10/0931/10/09

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