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Title: Radiotherapy using a laser proton accelerator

Laser acceleration promises innovation in particle beam therapy of cancer where an ultra-compact accelerator system for cancer beam therapy can become affordable to a broad range of patients. This is not feasible without the introduction of a technology that is radically different from the conventional accelerator-based approach. Because of its compactness and other novel characteristics, the laser acceleration method provides many enhanced capabilities.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [1] ; ; ; ; ; ;  [4] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Radiology, Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center, 1-2-1, Kouto, Tatsuno, Hyogo 679-5165 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8, Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
  4. Photo-Medical Reseach Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1 Umemidai, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21148858
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1024; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 1. international symposium on laser-driven relativistic plasmas applied for science, industry and medicine, Kyoto (Japan), 17-20 Sep 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2958203; (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ABLATION; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; BEAM PRODUCTION; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; IONS; LASERS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; PROTON BEAMS; PROTONS; RADIOTHERAPY