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Radiation From k-Shell Filling in Highly Charged Ions: A Driver for Resonant Combination Cancer Therapy?

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Author(s)

A P. Kavanagh, John D. Gillaspy, D G. Hirst, M H. Mendenhall, N Nakamura, S Ohtani, H Wantanabe, F J. Currell

Abstract

The possibility of using radiation from bare and hydrogen-like highly-charged ions as a driver for a proposed form of cancer therapy is discussed. This proposed form of therapy, called resonant combination therapy, benefits from a very high contrast ratio between dose to the tumour and dose to the surrounding healthy tissue as is illustrated by some simple model calculations of isodose/ion distributions. The need for further radiobiological measurements and ion source developments in order to make this form of therapy feasible are highlighted.
Citation
Journal of Physics

Keywords

cancer, high charged ions, radiation therapy, radiotherapy

Citation

Kavanagh, A. , Gillaspy, J. , Hirst, D. , Mendenhall, M. , Nakamura, N. , Ohtani, S. , Wantanabe, H. and Currell, F. (2021), Radiation From k-Shell Filling in Highly Charged Ions: A Driver for Resonant Combination Cancer Therapy?, Journal of Physics (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created October 12, 2021