Future (of) Synchrotrons for Particle Therapy

Jay Flanz

Abstract


The field of particle therapy is quickly growing and yet it’s more widespread adoption is limited by size, cost and adaptation to the more conformal treatment techniques.  In order to realize the benefits of this modality the equipment used to generate and deliver the beam is evolving.  The accelerator is one of the key components and its future is dictated by the ability to accommodate the clinical requirements.  This lecture is intended to provide an introduction to these requirements and identify how synchrotrons are designed to deliver the desired beams as well as what limitations exist and expectations for the future of synchrotrons.


Keywords


Particle therapy, Synchrotron, Dose, Extraction, Beam parameters, Clinical parameters, Pencil, Crayon, Scanning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23730/CYRSP-2017-001.293

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