RADIOTHERAPY PROTON BEAM PROFILOMETRY WITH scCVD DIAMOND DETECTOR IN SINGLE PARTICLE MODE.
Proton radiotherapy requires precise knowledge of the volumetric dose distribution. In proton beam delivery systems, based on narrow pencil beams, a contribution from small doses in low-intensity regions, consisting mainly of scattered protons, may have not negligible influence on total dose delivered to patient. Insufficient information about dose profile can cause underestimation of dose and potential delivery of inflated dose during hadrontherapy treatment. Presented work aims to verify applicability of diamond detectors, produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition method, for therapeutic proton beam profilometry at large fields. This requires the capability of measuring the core of the beam intensity profile (wide dynamic range) as well as its lateral spread (very high sensitivity) with a single device.