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Reports Summarize Applied Radiation Research Study Results from Institute for Advanced Studies

February 7, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Applied Radiation Research is now available. According to news reporting from Frankfurt, Germany, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We present a series of implementations on Monte Carlo track structure level which might have an impact on treatment planning for particle therapy."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Institute for Advanced Studies, "We evaluated the effect of multiple ion scattering and radical diffusion on the nanoscopic radial dose. Our cross section database for electron interactions was extended to be able to predict the sensitizing effect of gold nanoparticles in particle therapy."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We also implemented LiF as a possible target for efficiency calculations of thermoluminescent detectors (TLDs)."

For more information on this research see: Advancing the modeling in particle therapy: From track structure to treatment planning. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014;83():171-176. Applied Radiation and Isotopes can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Radiation and Isotopes - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/228)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Walzlein, Frankfurt Inst Adv Studies FIAS, D-60438 Frankfurt, Germany. Additional authors for this research include M. Kramera, E. Scifoni and M. Durante (see also Applied Radiation Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Therapy, Frankfurt, Treatment, Applied Radiation Research

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