Production of the PET isotope ¹¹C in hadron therapy via neutron knockout
PURPOSE Positron emitting isotopes such as ¹¹C and ¹⁰C can be used for vital dose verification in hadron therapy. These isotopes are produced when the high energy ¹²C primary beam particles undergo nuclear reactions within the patient. METHODS We discuss a model for calculating cross sections for the production ¹¹C in ¹²C+¹²C collisions, applicable at hadron therapy energies. RESULTS Good agreement with the available cross section measurements is found for ¹²C(-1n), though more detailed,...[Show more]
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