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Dosimetric characteristics of acrylic and stainless steel cones for electron beam therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10435527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dosimetric characteristics of acrylic and stainless steel cones for electron beam therapy were investigated. Acrylic and stainless steel cylindrical cones of 6, 7, and 8 cm in diameter and electron beams of energies 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 21 MeV were used for the measurements. Both acrylic and stainless steel cones showed high dose areas along the rim. The dose along the rim grew with increasing electron beam energy. The highest dose along the rim was 115% of the maximum dose on a central axis when a 6-cm-diameter acrylic cone and 21-MeV electrons were combined.
Y Kakinohana; T Toita; K Ogawa; T Kinjyou; S Maeshiro; S Sawada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical physics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0094-2405     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Phys     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-21     Completed Date:  1999-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425746     Medline TA:  Med Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1260-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Electrons / therapeutic use*
Particle Accelerators
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy, High-Energy / instrumentation*,  methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylates; 12597-69-2/Steel

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