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In heavy ion therapy ,how do you determined the exact location of the tumor?

  1. Apr 20, 2012 #1
    In heavy ion therapy ,how do you determined the exact location of the tumor?

    1.How position of any object can be determined by a nuclear detector.
    2.Instrumentation involved in a heavy ion accelerator for cancer therapy.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2012 #2
    Depends on whether you are talking about IGRT or not. In IGRT a CT or MRI is used in conjunction with the treatment planning software to increase the accuracy of the treatment location. As of now, there are no FDA approved devices that give real time images during treatment, so the image is taken beforehand and input into the software.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2012 #3
    Here is a link to many excellent presentations from last summer's workshop in Erice. There are a few talks on real time dosimetry.

    http://erice2011.na.infn.it/speakers0.htm
     
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