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Title: Accelerators for cancer therapy

Abstract

The vast majority of radiation treatments for cancerous tumors are given using electron linacs that provide both electrons and photons at several energies. Design and construction of these linacs are based on mature technology that is rapidly becoming more and more standardized and sophisticated. The use of hadrons such as neutrons, protons, alphas, or carbon, oxygen and neon ions is relatively new. Accelerators for hadron therapy are far from standardized, but the use of hadron therapy as an alternative to conventional radiation has led to significant improvements and refinements in conventional treatment techniques. This paper presents the rationale for radiation therapy, describes the accelerators used in conventional and hadron therapy, and outlines the issues that must still be resolved in the emerging field of hadron therapy.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
757001
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-Conf-00/139
TRN: US0003737
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8th International Symposium on Radiation Physics, Prague (CZ), 06/05/2000--06/09/2000; Other Information: PBD: 23 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; RADIOTHERAPY; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; NEUTRON BEAMS; PROTON BEAMS

Citation Formats

Arlene J. Lennox. Accelerators for cancer therapy. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Arlene J. Lennox. Accelerators for cancer therapy. United States.
Arlene J. Lennox. Fri . "Accelerators for cancer therapy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/757001.
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abstractNote = {The vast majority of radiation treatments for cancerous tumors are given using electron linacs that provide both electrons and photons at several energies. Design and construction of these linacs are based on mature technology that is rapidly becoming more and more standardized and sophisticated. The use of hadrons such as neutrons, protons, alphas, or carbon, oxygen and neon ions is relatively new. Accelerators for hadron therapy are far from standardized, but the use of hadron therapy as an alternative to conventional radiation has led to significant improvements and refinements in conventional treatment techniques. This paper presents the rationale for radiation therapy, describes the accelerators used in conventional and hadron therapy, and outlines the issues that must still be resolved in the emerging field of hadron therapy.},
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year = {Fri Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
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