Although proton therapy was proposed more than 65 years ago (Wilson 1946) and rst performed clinically in 1954 (ICRU 1998), by 2009, a mere 28 proton therapy centers were operating worldwide, only seven of which were in the United States. Today, less than 1% of all radiotherapy patients receive proton therapy. Consequently, the literature contains comparatively few reports on quality assurance (QA) for proton therapy.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy
Newhauser, W., & Hunjan, S. (2010). Proton radiotherapy. Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy, 501-506. https://doi.org/10.1201/b10448