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Electron Beam Quality Parameters and Absorbed Dose Distributions from Therapy Accelerators

  • A. Brahme
  • H. Svensson

Abstract

The quality of therapeutic electron beams is often specified by one single parameter, namely, the energy as determined from the practical range. However, the practical range is a parameter which is generally not directly related to the therapeutically useful part of the absorbed dose distribution. Therefore, further parameters are needed [1] to obtain a specification of the beam quality which is more relevant from a therapeutic point of view and, at the same time, simple.

Keywords

Therapeutic Range Energy Spread Angular Spread Surface Dose Dose Gradient 
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  • A. Brahme
  • H. Svensson

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