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Novel technologies in charged particle therapy
Author(s): K. J. Peach
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Paper Abstract

Charged Particle Therapy (the use of protons and other light ions such as carbon to treat certain forms of cancer) is experiencing a rapid expansion in many parts of the world, and there are now more than 30 such centres operating in hospitals. The current technologies available use cyclotrons and synchrotrons to deliver the dose to the cancer. While each of these technologies is mature, and capable of treating cancer successfully, there is always room for improvement in technique, to reduce costs, increase throughput and availability and improve outcomes. This talk will discuss some recent development, using both traditional and laser-based accelerator techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8079, Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles, 80791O (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890950
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K. J. Peach, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8079:
Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles
Wim P. Leemans; Kenneth W. D. Ledingham; Eric Esarey; Simon M. Hooker, Editor(s)

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