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However, accurate patient positioning is required. (Courtesy of Ch. Perret, PSI-Villigen, p. 239 in Tubiana et al. 1986) 1989). An active program (Ophthalmology Proton Therapy Instruction Systems) is also being carried out at the Paul-Scheerer-Institut Villigen in Switzerland (Fig. , at Clatterbridge (United Kingdom), and Louvainla-Neuve (Belgium) (Vynckier et al. 1984). The high degree of physical selectivity of the proton beams has also been exploited for other localizations such as paraspinal tumors, chordomas, or chondrosarcomas of the base of the skull (Austin-Seymour et al.
It is the task of the teams who have access today to high-energy proton machines to provide, as quickly as possible, a clear answer to the problem. It would be indeed a significant improvement if one could, for example, deliver with protons high-doses (60-70 Gy) to bronchial or esophageal tumors, or treat a Hodgkin's patient, with a minimum dose to the spinal cord. A. Wambersie and F. Richard 26 High-LET Radiation and the Differential Effect Of the types of high-LET radiation, fast neutrons were and are the most widely used.
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