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Ion-Kill Dosimetry, Robert Katz, F. A. Cucinotta, M. Fromm, A. Chambaudet May 2000

Ion-Kill Dosimetry, Robert Katz, F. A. Cucinotta, M. Fromm, A. Chambaudet

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Unanticipated late effects in neutron and heavy ion therapy, not attributable to overdose, imply a qualitative difference between low and high LET therapy. We identify that difference as ‘ion kill’, associated with the spectrum of z/β in the radiation field, whose measurement we label ‘ion-kill dosimetry’.