Prompt-Gamma Monitoring of Proton- and Carbon-Therapy. Combined Development of Time-of-Flight Collimated- and Compton-Cameras
D. Dauvergnea, N. Freud b, J. Krimmer a, J.M. Létang b and E. Testa a
aInstitut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3, UMR5822, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France
bCREATIS, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS UMR5220, INSERM U1044, INSA-Lyon, Centre Léon Bérard, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France
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Prompt-gamma imaging during ion therapy has proven its ability to control the ion range in real time. The achievable precision is of the order of the millimeter for a single spot in proton pencil beam scanning. Collimated gamma cameras have been developed, that are close to clinical application. The Compton cameras are also under development in various laboratories. Time of flight enables the reduction of the background due to other prompt radiations.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1445
PACS numbers: 29.40.Mc, 07.85.Fv, 87.53.Bn, 87.56.Fc, 87.56.-v