Dosimetry of Laser-Driven Electron Beams for Radiobiology and Medicine

  • Luca LabateEmail author
  • Debora Lamia
  • Giorgio Russo
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


In this chapter, the main issues related with the usage of “standard” dosimetric methods for the characterization of laser-driven electron beams will be discussed. In particular, an overview of the main devices used for the characterization of electron beams used in medical applications will be given. The issues possibly arising in the usage of techniques established for conventional accelerators for the dosimetry of ultrashort laser-driven beams will also be given.


Ionization Chamber High Dose Rate Electron Bunch Radiochromic Film Percentage Depth Dose 
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L.L. wishes to acknowledge support from the Italian Ministry of Health through the Project No. GR-2009-1608935 (Study of Radiobiological and Radiotherapic Effects of a Novel Laser-Driven Electron Accelerator, D.I. AgeNaS), from the CNR funded Italian research Network ELI-Italy (Attoseconds) and from the PRIN project (Contract No. PRIN2012AY5LEL). He also acknowledges contribution from the MIUR-FIRB project SPARX (Sorgente Pulsata Auto-Amplificata di Radiazione X) and the INFN Plasma-med collaboration. D.L. and G.R. acknowledge support from the project “IMINET—Italian Molecular Imaging Network”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale Di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale Delle RicerchePisaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Di Bioimmagini E Fisiologia Molecolare, Consiglio Nazionale Delle RicercheCefalùItaly

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