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Causes of scalds in radiotherapy

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On the example of the global analysis of the wavefront of the simple two-dimensional caustic it has been shown polychromatic radiation builds the total intensity in the caustic region. The possible reasons of scalds are the imperfections of the surface and – first of all – the edges of the collimator.

Keywords: Radiotherapy; amplitude distribution; caustic zone; multileaf collimator

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: Institute of Physics, Wrocław University of Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, ul. Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, Poland

Publication date: 2002-10-01

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