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Using stable distributions to characterize proton pencil beams

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Purpose

To introduce and evaluate the use of stable distributions as a methodology to quantify the behavior of proton pencil beams in a medium.

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The proton pencil beams of a clinically commissioned proton treatment facility are replicated in a Monte Carlo simulation system (FLUKA). For each available energy, the beam deposition in water medium is characterized by the dose deposition. Using a stable distribution methodology, each beam with a nominal energy E...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1002/mp.12876

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Oncology; CRUK/MRC Ox Inst for Radiation Oncology
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University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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Oncology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Oncology
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Medical Physics Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
5
Pages:
2278-2288
Publication date:
2018-04-15
Acceptance date:
2018-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2473-4209
ISSN:
0094-2405
Pubs id:
pubs:830339
URN:
uri:ef3b9b6a-a66d-437c-9e5e-b77333869064
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uuid:ef3b9b6a-a66d-437c-9e5e-b77333869064
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pubs:830339

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