Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Particle Therapy using Proton and Ion Beams - From Basic Principles to Daily Operations and Future Concepts (1/3)

by Andreas Peters (HIT GmbH)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 222-R-001 - Filtration Plant )
Part I:
• An introduction about the historical developments of accelerators and their use for medical applications: tumour treatment from X-rays to particle therapy
• Description of the underlying physics and biology of particle therapy; implications on the requirements for the needed beam parameters (energy, intensity, focus, beam structure)
• Accelerator technology used for particle therapy so far: cyclotrons and synchrotrons
• Particle therapy facilities worldwide: an overview and some examples in detail:
PSI/Switzerland, Loma Linda/USA, HIMAC/Japan, HIT/Heidelberg, CNAO/Italy