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Title: Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system

Abstract

A medical synchrotron which cycles rapidly in order to accelerate particles for delivery in a beam therapy system. The synchrotron generally includes a radiofrequency (RF) cavity for accelerating the particles as a beam and a plurality of combined function magnets arranged in a ring. Each of the combined function magnets performs two functions. The first function of the combined function magnet is to bend the particle beam along an orbital path around the ring. The second function of the combined function magnet is to focus or defocus the particle beam as it travels around the path. The radiofrequency (RF) cavity is a ferrite loaded cavity adapted for high speed frequency swings for rapid cycling acceleration of the particles.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Port Jefferson, NY
  2. East Northport, NY
  3. Sayville, NY
  4. Commack, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985408
Patent Number(s):
7432516
Application Number:
11/337,916
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Peggs, Stephen G, Brennan, J Michael, Tuozzolo, Joseph E, and Zaltsman, Alexander. Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Peggs, Stephen G, Brennan, J Michael, Tuozzolo, Joseph E, & Zaltsman, Alexander. Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system. United States.
Peggs, Stephen G, Brennan, J Michael, Tuozzolo, Joseph E, and Zaltsman, Alexander. Tue . "Rapid cycling medical synchrotron and beam delivery system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985408.
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
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Works referenced in this record:

RCMS-a second generation medical synchrotron
conference, January 2001


Optical design of the rapid cycling medical synchrotron
journal, August 2003