Magnetic focusing of protons is a promising approach to improve patient radiation dose distribution in proton radiosurgery. The paths of individual protons are affected by multiple atomic deflections (multiple Coulomb scattering [MCS]) and affect overall beam characteristics in the patient. The purpose of this project is to account for the effects of MCS in the optimization of focal lengths in magnetically focused proton radiosurgery.
Martinez, Steven; McAuley, Grant; Slater, Jerry D.; and Wroe, Andrew
"Incorporation of Multiple Coulomb Scattering in the Prediction of Optimal Focal Lengths in Magnetically Focused Proton Radiosurgery,"
Loma Linda University Student Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/llu-student-journal/vol3/iss1/11