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)

222-R-001 - Filtration Plant (CERN)

222-R-001 - Filtration Plant


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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