Particle Therapy: Physics and Biology

  • D. K. Bewley
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The term particle therapy is used to describe treatment with the more exotic types of radiation, excluding X-rays, gamma-rays and electrons. Their value for therapy depends as much on their physical properties as on their radiobiology. These aspects are so interwoven that one cannot be discussed without the others (Raju 1980; Fowler 1981).


Fast Neutron Bragg Peak Hyperbaric Oxygen Linear Energy Transfer Relative Biological Effectiveness 
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