Medical Physics 1

Methods of Physics in Biology and Medicine

The Physics of Charged Particle Therapy

This course gives a comprehensive introduction to cancer therapy using charged particle radiation such as protons and carbon ions. Topics of the course are

  • Basics of radiation therapy
  • Production of therapeutic charged particle beams and beam application systems
  • Interactions of charged particles with matter
  • Dose calculation algorithms
  • Radiobiology of charged particles
  • Patient-specific optimization of charged particle therapy
  • Clinical application and evidence


Literatur: DeLaney & Kooy: Proton and charged particle radiotherapy (this book is available online for the students)



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