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Title Performance Optimization of Ion Beam Therapy
Abstract Proton beam therapy promises significant advantages over other forms of radiation therapy. However, to assure the best possible cancer care for patients further R&D into novel beam imaging and patient diagnostics, enhanced biological and physical models in Monte Carlo codes, as well as clinical facility design and optimization is required. Within the pan-European Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project collaborative research is being carried out between universities, research and clinical facilities, and industry in all of these areas. This paper presents results from studies into low-intensity proton beam diagnostics, prompt gamma-based range verification in proton therapy, as well as prospects for a new proton irradiation facility for radiobiological measurements at an 18 MeV cyclotron. A brief summary of past and future events organized the network is also given.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC2019), Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019, (2019): 3537-3540. doi:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPMP042 2019