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Electrons, protons and neutrons 

Electrons, protons and neutrons
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Electrons, protons and neutrons
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A Morgan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199573356.003.0037
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date: 16 October 2019

The vast majority of radiotherapy treatments are performed using megavoltage photons, the physics of which have been discussed elsewhere in this book. However, the photons interact with electrons, transferring energy to them and it is these electrons which then move through tissue causing the majority of biological damage....

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