A new type of accelerator for charged particle cancer therapy

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Abstract

Non-scaling Fixed Field Alternating Gradient accelerators (ns-FFAGs) show great potential for the acceleration of protons and light ions for the treatment of certain cancers. They have unique features as they combine techniques from the existing types of accelerators, cyclotrons and synchrotrons, and hence look to have advantages over both for this application. However, these unique features meant that it was necessary to build one of these accelerators to show that it works and to undertake a detailed conceptual design of a medical machine. Both of these have now been done. This paper will describe the concepts of this type of accelerator, show results from the proof-of-principle machine (EMMA) and described the medical machine (PAMELA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplication of Accelerators in Research and Industry
Subtitle of host publicationTwenty-Second International Conference
EditorsFloyd D. McDaniel, Barney L. Doyle, Gary A. Glass, Yongqiang Wang
PublisherAIP Publishing LLC
Pages323-326
Number of pages4
Volume1525
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780735411487
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2013
Event22nd International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 201210 Aug 2012
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1525
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry
Abbreviated titleCAARI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period5/08/1210/08/12

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    Edgecock, R. (2013). A new type of accelerator for charged particle cancer therapy. In F. D. McDaniel, B. L. Doyle, G. A. Glass, & Y. Wang (Eds.), Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry: Twenty-Second International Conference (1 ed., Vol. 1525, pp. 323-326). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1525). AIP Publishing LLC. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4802342