Protontherapy Versus Carbon Ion Therapy

Advantages, Disadvantages and Similarities

  • Marcos d’Ávila Nunes

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  3. Marcos d’Ávila Nunes
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  4. Marcos d’Ávila Nunes
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 101-110

About this book


This book presents a comparison analysis of two cancer treatment therapies: carbon ion therapy and protontherapy. It is divided in 5 sections. The first ones gives the reader a brief history of Radiotherapy and types of radiation. In the second section, the techniques and equipments, including new ones in development such as Cyclinac , Laser and DWA, are described. The third section describes biophysical (such as stopping power and LET) and biological (such as RBE and OER) properties, the fundamental experiments and clinical area. The fourth section presents models and the fifth section compares both techniques, showing advantages and disadvantages of each, and their similarities.


Cancer Therapy Cancer Treatment Diellectric Wall Accelerator Hadrontherapy Physics Simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcos d’Ávila Nunes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Sao Paulo (USP)Ribeirao Preto-SPBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18982-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18983-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5647
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