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978-3-8439-0898-6, Reihe Physik

Roger Antoine Hälg
Assessment of Therapeutic, Scatter, and Imaging Doses in Radiation Oncology and Implications for Cancer Risk

154 Seiten, Dissertation Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich (2012), Hardcover, A5

Zusammenfassung / Abstract

In this thesis, the assessment of therapeutic, stray, and imaging doses for a typical treatment course of a patient in radiation oncology is presented and the implications for cancer risk are discussed.

Contemporary radiotherapy treatment techniques increase the amount of stray dose and therefore the integral dose of a patient. The dose from secondary neutrons and from imaging modalities are further possible unwanted dose contributions, which are believed to increase radiation-induced malignancies.

Measurements of all dose contributions in a typical treatment of a patient in radiation oncology were combined to evaluate whole-body dose distributions for image-guided radiotherapy. This work provides a comprehensive basis for the modelling of radiation related cancer risk in modern radiation oncology.