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Dosimetry of High Energy Photon Beams in Non Homogeneous Media

  • Andrée Dutreix
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 2)

Abstract

High energy X-ray beams have been used in radiotherapy for about 25 years and many papers have been published on dose measurements as well as the more general considerations on the variation of dose distribution with various parameters. In the present lecture I have chosen to deal with the problems encountered in the dosimetry of high energy photon beams in non homogeneous media, problems which have been too often underestimated.

Keywords

Secondary Electron Dose Distribution Field Size Photon Beam Effective Range 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrée Dutreix
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentInstitut Gustave-RoussyVillejuifFrance

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