Applications of Particle Accelerators in Medical Physics

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Cuttone, G;
  • Subject: Health Physics and Radiation Effects

Particle accelerators are often associated to high energy or nuclear physics. As well pointed out in literature [1] if we kindly analyse the number of installation worldwide we can easily note that about 50% is mainly devoted to medical applications (radiotherapy, medic... View more
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