It uses a high-energy beam of protons rather than high-energy X-rays to deliver a dose of radiotherapy for patients with cancer.
What does HEB stand for?
HEB stands for High-Energy Beam
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We have 43 other meanings of HEB in our Acronym Attic
- Health Education Association of Utah
- Home Educators Association of Virginia
- Healing Essential Arts Venue for Education in Newburyport (Massachusetts)
- Haute Ecole de Bruxelles (French: High School of Brussels; Brussels, Belgium)
- Health Evidence Bulletins
- Heating Element Bank
- Here Everything's Better
- High Efficiency Boiler
- High Energy Biscuit
- Higher Education Bulletin (Kenya)
- Hindu Endowments Board (Singapore)
- Hot Electron Bolometer
- Howard E. Butt Grocery Company (supermarket chain; Texas)
- Hurst-Euless-Bedford (Texas)
- Helibase Manager (US FEMA)
- Heart of England Baptist Association
- Higher Education Bandwidth Advisory Committee (Australia)
- High Energy Benthic Boundary Layer Experiment
- Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (trusted communications)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Radiation Therapy treats cancer by delivering high-energy beams (radiation) directly to the intended target.
The topics include the Los Alamos perspective on high-intensity accelerators, high-energy beam transport lines and delivery system for intense proton beams, a dual-injection tube for a 20 megawatt lead-bismuth target system, estimating some characteristics of the Cascade Subcritical Molten Salt Reactors, and the concept of transmutational experimental facility.
They work by sending a high-energy beam of electrons to illuminate the surface of the object and gathering the electromagnetic radiation that is bounced back.
In a laser, large numbers of electrons are 'pumped' to a higher energy level and then stimulated to produce a high-energy beam of light.
Hisham Mehanna, consultant head and neck surgeon, said: "Lasers, which create a high-energy beam of light, have revolutionised the treatment of head and neck cancers in particular.