Oct 8 – 12, 2018
US/Central timezone
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ALIGNMENT ISSUES AND TECHNIQUES FOR PROTON THERAPY CLINICS

Oct 10, 2018, 9:00 AM
30m
1 West (Wilson Hall)

1 West

Wilson Hall

Paper Survey & Alignment Aspects of Medical Accelerator Developments Survey & Alignment Aspects of Medical Accelerator Developments

Speaker

Dr James Volk (ProNovasolutions)

Description

Abstract The use of Protons to treat cancer tumours was first proposed by R R Wilson in 1946 [1], the first experimental treatments were done at Berkeley and Uppsala in the 1950’s and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1961. Over the past 50 year some 50 clinics are now in operation worldwide. All clinics use cyclotrons or synchrotrons to produce protons or other heavy ions. The facilities employ beam transport systems, rotating gantries and patient positioning systems. The accelerator and beam transport system use conventional alignment techniques such as laser trackers and FARO arms. Determination of isocenter and patient positioning present unique challenges.

Primary author

Dr James Volk (ProNovasolutions)

Co-authors

Dr Amy Xia (ProNovasolutions) Mr Charles Howell (ProNovasolutions.com) Dr Haohu Li (ProNovasolutions.com) Dr Jacob Shamblin (ProNnovasolutions.com) Mr Matt Kyte (ProNnovasolutions.com) Mr Paul Bagwell (ProNovasolutions) Dr Ronald Morre (ProNovasolutions.com) Dr Seth Wilder (ProNovasolutions.com) Mr Shane Carr (ProNovasolutions) Valdimir Derenchuk (ProNovasolutions) Dr Yan Zhang (ProNovasolutions)

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