deposit dose

deposit dose

[də′päz·ət ‚dōs]
(nucleonics)
The residual radioactivity deposited on the surface after a nuclear explosion, as by water falling as rain from the base surge of an underwater atomic explosion.
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With proton therapy, the risk of damage to healthy tissues and potential side effects is reduced because the beam is designed to stop and deposit dose within the tumor site rather than passing all the way through the patient.
Compared to step-and-shoot techniques that deliver multiple overlapping segments to modulate beam intensity at a limited number of angle positions, tomotherapy provides more degrees of freedom to deposit dose to the target while avoiding critical structures.
Whereas X-rays deposit dose all along their path and continue to deposit dose beyond the depth of the tumor, PBRT deposits most of its dose at a specific depth, determined by the initial energy of the beam, and then stops entirely.