Automatic selection of optimal beam configurations for robust heavy ion radiotherapy planning: validation of a density based index

F. Ammazzalorso, U. Jelen, M. Kraemer & R. Engenhart-Cabillic
Background: Heavy ion therapy offers a dose conformity superior to any other external irradiation technique, thanks to its advantageous depth dose profile and increased biological effectiveness. However, the density patterns along the ray paths have a strong influence on the Bragg peak position, rendering[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]