Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Erdelyi, Bela

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Cancer--Tomography

Abstract

Proton-computed tomography (pCT) is a unique medical diagnostic tool that potentially allows us to image anatomical regions within a patient by eliminating the conversion function of Hounsfield CT Units and using the relative stopping power in proton therapy. This would subsequently remove relatively large uncertainties in the Bragg peak position, thereby more accurately locating the tumor. Furthermore, the high resolving power with less dosage and increased sparing of healthy tissues from radiation make pCT a more accurate and effective alternative to x-ray CT (xCT)-based proton therapy treatment planning.

Comments

Adviser: Bela Erdelyi.

Extent

x, 128 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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