Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Physics

Numerical equation for the mass stopping power of protons in human body subtances

Authors
Eko Sulistya, Arief Hermanto
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Eko Sulistya
Available Online October 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icp-14.2014.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Radiotheraphy; proton; stopping power; human tissue; numerical;
Abstract
Accurate determination of the protons energy in radiotherapy planning can be achieved if the stopping power of protons to specific body tissue are known. The Bethe-Bloch equation greatly aid the understanding of how to calculate the stopping power from the physics point of view, but not so practical and easy to be applied on radiotherapy planning system that involves many computational calculations and computer programming. In this paper we present a numerical equation for mass stopping power of protons in four types of human body substance, i.e. water, bone, muscle and tissue. The equation was obtained by fitting the data values obtained from SRIM program. By using the numerical equation, then the algorithm programming is expected to become simpler and easier.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Physics 2014 (ICP-14)
Part of series
Advances in Physics Research
Publication Date
October 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-38-7
ISSN
2352-541X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icp-14.2014.24How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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