Improved accuracy for carbon-ion dosimetry

Researchers in Germany have taken an important step towards improving the accuracy of carbon-ion therapy. The team, from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Centre (HIT) and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), demonstrated a threefold reduction in the uncertainty related to dosimetry of clinical carbon-ion beams.