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Protons vs Photons For Skull-Base Pediatric Chordoma: The Dosimetric Comparison Favours Protons

 Francesco Fellin
  1st-Jun-2017
Description: Simon was treated with this protons plan. From March to June. no treatment interruptions The acute toxicity according to CTCAE scale was zero. In case of problem with proton system To know dosimetry different between protons and photons -neurocognitive and neurological deficits (eg. decrease IQ, difficulties in the attention, memory loss) neuroendocrine alterations (eg. GH, TSH, ACTH)growth alterations, cosmetic and functional effects.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Imaging
Contents:
Protons vs photons
for skull-base pediatric chordoma:
the dosimetric comparison favours protons

FRANCESCO FELLIN – francesco.fellin@apss.tn.it
Proton Therapy Center – APSS Trento

WHAT ARE PROTONS?
Protons are corpuscular particles. They
are accelerated and directed on a
target volume;
They delivery high energies selectively.

…selectively…
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