Radiation and Cancer Physics

EDU 08 - The Physics of Proton Therapy: A Refresher for Physicians and Physicists

10/22/2018
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Room 004

Session Type: Educational
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.25 CAMPEP Credits
1.50 MDCB Credits

The number of patients treated with proton radiation therapy is steadily increasing. It is important to provide the same level of care as in conventional radiation therapy using photons. In order to do so, the basic differences between protons and photons in terms of physics, biology, uncertainties and planning need to be understood. This is important for physicians, treatment planners, dosimetrists and physicists. To educate the audience on aspects specific to proton therapy planning and delivery, the session will cover basic proton physics (beam delivery and dose deposition differences compared to photons), uncertainties in planning and delivery (for proton therapy treating moving and non-moving targets) and aspects of proton biology (i.e. relative biological effectiveness [RBE]) pertaining to treatment planning.

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Harald Paganetti, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Disclosure:
Employment
Massachusetts General Hospital: Academic Hospital: Employee

Compensation
General Electric Global Research: Research Grants; INCOM Inc.: Research Grants; National Cancer Institute: Honoraria, Research Grants, Travel Expenses

Leadership
Institute of Physics (IOP): Editorial Board Member

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