Target influence on realtime monitoring of the Bragg peak position in ion beam therapy by means ofsingle photon detection

E. Testa, M. Bajard, M. Chevallier, D. Dauvergne, N. Freud, P. Henriquet, F. Le Foulher, J.-M. Létang, C. Ray & M. Testa
Background: The increased effectiveness of highly conformal ion beam therapy requires a higher precision on the dose monitoring and location than in conventional radiation therapy. To monitor in real time the longitudinal position of the Bragg peak we proposed a novel non invasive technique (Testa E,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]