15-20 October 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Source Commissioning for Carbon Ion Treatment Beams at MedAustron

18 Oct 2017, 16:30
2h 30m


Centre international de Conférence Genève (CICG). http://www.cicg.ch/
Poster presentation Applications and related technologies Poster Session 3


Johanna Pitters (CERN)


MedAustron is a hadron therapy facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, based on the PIMMS design (Proton-Ion Medical Machine Study). The injector features three Supernanogan ECR ion sources from Pantechnik. One is reserved for proton therapy, one for therapy with carbon ions, and the third one serves as a backup and might be used for clinical and non-clinical research in the future. Patients are being treated with protons since December 2016. In parallel, the carbon ion beam commissioning is ongoing. In this paper results and status of the commissioning of the source for carbon ion beams are presented.

Primary author

Nadia Gambino (MedAustron)


Claus Schmitzer (MedAustron) Johanna Pitters (CERN) Liviu Penescu (Abstract Landscapes) Szymon Myalski (MedAustron)

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