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Radiation burden from secondary doses to patients undergoing radiation therapy with photons and light ions and radiation doses from imaging modalities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7101-240X
Linköping University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8171-2541
2014 (English)In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, ISSN 0144-8420, E-ISSN 1742-3406, Vol. 161, no 1-4, 357-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Ionising radiation is increasingly used for the treatment of cancer, being the source of a considerable fraction of the medical irradiation to patients. With the increasing success rate of cancer treatments and longer life expectancy of the treated patients, the issue of secondary cancer incidence is of growing concern, especially for paediatric patients who may live long after the treatment and be more susceptible to carcinogenesis. Also, additional imaging procedures like CT, kV and MV imaging and PET, alone or in conjunction with radiation therapy, may add to the radiation burden associated with the risk of occurrence of secondary cancers. This work has been based on literature studies and is focussed on the assessment of secondary doses to healthy tissues that are delivered by the use of modern radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging modalities in the clinical environment.

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2014. Vol. 161, no 1-4, 357-362 p.
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Cancer and Oncology Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97469DOI: 10.1093/rpd/nct335ISI: 000343057600077OAI: diva2:678199
Twelfth International Symposium on Neutron and Ion Dosimetry (Neudos 12), 3-7 June, 2013, France
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM2012-1998
Available from: 2013-12-11 Created: 2013-12-11 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved

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