Development of a compact proton scanning system in Uppsala with a moveable second magnet
2000 (English)In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0031-9155, Vol. 45, no 5, 1151-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A scanned proton beam yields dose distributions that in most cases are superior to passively scattered proton beams and to other external radiation treatment modalities. The present paper gives a description of the scanning system that has been developed at the Svedberg Laboratory (TSL) in Uppsala. The scanning technique and the technical design are described. The solution with a small pole gap of the magnets and a moveable second magnet results in a very compact scanning head, which can therefore be incorporated in a gantry of relatively limited size. A prototype was constructed that has been used to realize various dose distributions with a scanned beam of 180 MeV protons at TSL.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 45, no 5, 1151-63 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-57165DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/45/5/306PubMedID: 10843097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-57165DiVA: diva2:85074