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Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 266–269 | Cite as

Simple Equipment for Effective Utilization of a Proton Accelerator for Medical Purposes

  • M. M. KatsEmail author
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We propose the use of a proton beam from any type of accelerator and a complex system for transporting the beam into three procedure rooms not containing gantries with the aim of decreasing the cost and dimensions of large-scale radiotherapy centers and improving their quality. Each procedure room has facilities to select the direction of irradiation over a quite wide range, with active distribution of the dose into the target volume and use of a mobile tomograph at the site of irradiation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A. I. Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsNational Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

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