Development and verification of the pulsed scanned proton beam at the The Swedberg Laboratory in Uppsala
2007 (English)In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0031-9155, E-ISSN 1361-6560, Vol. 52, no 10, 2741-2754 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we present the recent developments made for the scanning system for proton beams at TSL in Uppsala, showing that this system is now fully functional being able to produce conformal intensity modulated scan patterns with sufficient accuracy. A new control and supervising system handling the beam delivery including the control of the synchrocyclotron and the scanning system is developed and described in detail. A complete dosimetry system with transmission ionization chambers and a multi-wire ionization chamber for monitoring of the beam during scanning has been constructed. The details of the dose monitors and the position sensitive multi-wire ionization chamber are presented in this work. Furthermore, we have established procedures for verification measurements to ensure the quality of the beam and also methods for calibration of the beam monitors and relative and absolute dosimetry for complex scanned beams.
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2007. Vol. 52, no 10, 2741-2754 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97033DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/52/10/008ISI: 000246177000008PubMedID: 17473349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97033DiVA: diva2:171809