Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Science
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Schubert, Keith Evan
Schulte, Reinhard W.
Gomez, Ernesto, and Zemoudeh, Kay
The purpose of this study was to improve an existing experimental proton radiosurgery system at Loma Linda University Medical Center to reach sub-millimeter accuracy before proton radiosurgery with narrow beams can be used in a clinical trial. Protons, different from photons (i.e., x-rays or gamma rays), are charged with particles that slow down in matter and release a burst of energy near the end of their range (maximum depth of penetration), which is called the Bragg peak, named after the physicist William Henry Bragg who discovered it in 1903. Photon beams deliver most doses over a large area near the surface while a less dose is delivered to deep tissue.
Chen, Yin, "Stereotactic localization and targeting accuracy for experimental proton radiosurgery" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4211.