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TOP LINAC design; Progetto del TOP LINAC

Abstract

The report describes a linear accelerator for protons named TOP LINAC designed for the TOP (Terapia Oncologica con Protoni, Oncological Protontherapy) project launched by the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanita`, ISS) to explore in collaboration with the biggest Oncological Hospital in Rome (Istituto Regina Elena, IRE) the potentialities of the therapy with accelerated protons and establish guide lines for the application of this new type of radiotherapy in comparison with the more traditional electron and x-rays radiotherapy. The concept of a compact accelerator for protontherapy applications bore within the Italian Hadrontherapy Collaboration (TERA Collaboration) with the aim to diffuse the protontherapy on the National territory. The ISS program plans to use the TOP linac proton beam also for production of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) radioisotopes and radiobiology studies. Official agreements are in course between ISS and ENEA which provides its experience in the industrial and medical accelerators for the design and the construction of the TOP linac. The accelerator that will be the first 3 GHz proton linac in the world, will be composed of a 428.3 MHz 7 Me V RFQ + DTL injector followed by a 7-65 Me V section of a 3 GHz  More>>
Authors:
Picardi, L; Ronsivalle, C; Vignati, A [1] 
  1. ENEA, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Rome (Italy). Dip. Innovazione
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ENEA-RT-INN-97-17
Reference Number:
SCA: 430000; PA: AIX-29:029212; EDB-98:061792; SN: 98001965009
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; HADRONS; ITALIAN ENEA; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PROTON RADIOGRAPHY; RADIOTHERAPY
OSTI ID:
610871
Research Organizations:
ENEA, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Rome (Italy). Dip. Innovazione.
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
Italian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1120-5571; Other: ON: DE98624503; TRN: IT9800383029212
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98624503
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[145] p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Picardi, L, Ronsivalle, C, and Vignati, A. TOP LINAC design; Progetto del TOP LINAC. Italy: N. p., 1997. Web.
Picardi, L, Ronsivalle, C, & Vignati, A. TOP LINAC design; Progetto del TOP LINAC. Italy.
Picardi, L, Ronsivalle, C, and Vignati, A. 1997. "TOP LINAC design; Progetto del TOP LINAC." Italy.
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title = {TOP LINAC design; Progetto del TOP LINAC}
author = {Picardi, L, Ronsivalle, C, and Vignati, A}
abstractNote = {The report describes a linear accelerator for protons named TOP LINAC designed for the TOP (Terapia Oncologica con Protoni, Oncological Protontherapy) project launched by the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanita`, ISS) to explore in collaboration with the biggest Oncological Hospital in Rome (Istituto Regina Elena, IRE) the potentialities of the therapy with accelerated protons and establish guide lines for the application of this new type of radiotherapy in comparison with the more traditional electron and x-rays radiotherapy. The concept of a compact accelerator for protontherapy applications bore within the Italian Hadrontherapy Collaboration (TERA Collaboration) with the aim to diffuse the protontherapy on the National territory. The ISS program plans to use the TOP linac proton beam also for production of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) radioisotopes and radiobiology studies. Official agreements are in course between ISS and ENEA which provides its experience in the industrial and medical accelerators for the design and the construction of the TOP linac. The accelerator that will be the first 3 GHz proton linac in the world, will be composed of a 428.3 MHz 7 Me V RFQ + DTL injector followed by a 7-65 Me V section of a 3 GHz SCDTL structure and a 65 - 200 Me V variable energy SCL 3 GHz structure. In particular the SCDTL section uses a highly innovative accelerating structure patented by ENEA. In this report the clinical and physical requests are discussed and a preliminary design of the whole machine is given.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1997}
month = {Nov}
}