Charged-particle radiation therapy


Charged-particle radiation therapy

Charged-particle radiation therapy is a type of external radiation therapy that uses a particle accelerator to fire high-energy particles (such as protons or carbon nuclei[1]) that kill cancer cells. This method causes less damage to nearby healthy tissue than traditional radiation therapy with high-energy X-rays due to the Bragg Peak effect.

References

  1. ^ "Introduction to CPT". http://www.ptcri.ox.ac.uk/research/introduction.shtml. 

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