Investigations on novel imaging techniques for ion beam therapy

I. Rinaldi, S. Brons, A. Ferrari, O. Jäkel, A. Mairani & K. Parodi
Purpose: Ion beams exhibit a finite range and an "inverted" depth-dose profile - the Bragg peak. These favourable physical properties enable superior tumour-dose conformality. However, they introduce sensitivity to range uncertainties. Although range uncertainties are typically taken into [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]