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Technical note: Defining cyclotron based clinical scanning proton machines in a FLUKA Monte Carlo system

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Purpose Cyclotron-based pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton machines represent nowadays the majority and most affordable choice for proton therapy facilities, however their representation in Monte Carlo (MC) codes is more complex than passively scattered proton system or synchrotron based PBS machines. This is because degraders are used to decrease the energy from the cyclotron maximum energy to the desired energy, resulting in a unique spot size, divergence and energy spread d... Expand abstract
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10.1002/mp.12701

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Oncology
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Linacre College
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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Oncology
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American Association of Physicists in Medicine Publisher's website
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Medical Physics Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
963–970
Publication date:
2017-12-22
Acceptance date:
2017-11-21
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2473-4209
ISSN:
0094-2405
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2017-11-27

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