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Title: Imaging using accelerated heavy ions

Several methods for imaging using accelerated heavy ion beams are being investigated at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Using the HILAC (Heavy-Ion Linear Accelerator) as an injector, the Bevalac can accelerate fully stripped atomic nuclei from carbon (Z = 6) to krypton (Z = 34), and partly stripped ions up to uranium (Z = 92). Radiographic studies to date have been conducted with helium (from 184-inch cyclotron), carbon, oxygen, and neon beams. Useful ranges in tissue of 40 cm or more are available. To investigate the potential of heavy-ion projection radiography and computed tomography (CT), several methods and instrumentation have been studied.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5186053
Report Number(s):
LBL-14380; CONF-820595-1
ON: DE82017147; TRN: 82-017240
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International workshop on computed tomography and multidimensional digital technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 6 May 1982
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; HEAVY IONS; HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS; USES; CARBON IONS; DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTORS; HILACS; IMAGES; ION BEAMS; KRYPTON IONS; RADIATION DETECTORS; URANIUM IONS; ACCELERATORS; BEAMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; IONS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOLOGY 654001* -- Radiation & Shielding Physics-- Radiation Physics, Shielding Calculations & Experiments; 430100 -- Particle Accelerators-- Design, Development, & Operation