29 April 2019 to 4 May 2019
Erice
Europe/Zurich timezone

Technical Design Report for a Carbon-11 Treatment Facility

2 May 2019, 09:50
20m
Ettore Majorana Foundation (Erice)

Ettore Majorana Foundation

Erice

Oral Radioisotope beams in hadron therapy Radioisotope beams in hadron therapy

Speaker

Liviu Penescu (Abstract Landscapes)

Description

The particle therapy is a major contributor to the medical application of accelerator technology and may yet be improved by the use of radioisotopes as beam species, which would allow a better traceability of the applied dose.
The Medicis-Promed network leads an initiative to study the possible technical solutions for the implementation of Carbon-11 radioisotopes in an accelerator-based particle therapy center. The result of this study is a Technical Design Report (TDR) for a Carbon-11 Treatment Facility.
The TDR starts from summarizing the medical advantages of using Carbon-11, it elaborates the required facility layout and performance, and it proposes upgrade options for existing particle therapy centers.
We present here the TDR content and conclusions, and we discuss the next steps.

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