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PET geometries and protocols for verification of Proton therapy; evaluation of PET images

R.B. Hijlkema, (2016) PET geometries and protocols for verification of Proton therapy; evaluation of PET images. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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Abstract

In proton therapy, the dose deposition reaches a maximum at the end of the trajectory known as the `Bragg Peak'. This leads to a higher precision of dose-delivery while simultaneously a clinical error in the treatment could lead to a high dose in healthy tissue. A method of verifying whether the intended dose was accurately delivered to the patient is desired. Imaging the positron emitting nuclides that are produced by the proton beam in the patient, using positron emission tomography (PET) is currently a promising method being studied in several treatment centers. In this thesis, emission-map images of a head-and-neck patient are evaluated using the gamma-index and the SSIM-index. For an in-beam dual-head PET-scanner and an in-room full-ring PET-scanner simulated through Monte-Carlo Simulations.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:24
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/14397

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