Accession Number : ADA601964


Title :   Development of Technology for Image-Guided Proton Therapy


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 26 Sep 2011-25 Sep 2012


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA


Personal Author(s) : Tochner, Zelig ; Cengel, Keith ; Diffenderfer, Eric ; Dolney, Derek ; Hastings, Simon ; Karp, Joel ; Lin, Alexander ; Mayer, Rulon ; Savin, Sergei ; Sheehan, Jessica


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601964.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : This report describes the fifth year of work on the award Proton Therapy Dose Characterization and Verification which includes investigation in the following areas: (A) the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to determine the dose deposited by a therapeutic proton beam, (B) studies of the radiobiological effect of proton therapy, and (C) support for matching patients to clinical trials. This report also covers the second year of a continuation award Development of Technology for Image-Guided Proton Therapy that focuses on transferring technology currently in conventional radiotherapy systems to the proton treatment rooms, especially that technology related to daily patient localization. A component of both of these awards also supports the work done by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scientists.


Descriptors :   *DOSAGE , *RADIOTHERAPY , EMISSION , PATIENTS , PROTON BEAMS , PROTONS , SCIENTISTS , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT , THERAPY , TOMOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE