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Production of the PET isotope ¹¹C in hadron therapy via neutron knockout

Simpson, E. C.


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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Date published: 2016-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Physica medica
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2016.09.005
Access Rights: Open Access


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