Design aspects for very high energy electron (150 to 250 MeV) acceleration for use in radiation therapy: Beam shaping, electromagnetic scanning

Keith Stewart, Vadim Moskvin, Colleen Desrosiers

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Abstract

The concept of Very High Energy Electrons (VHEE) of 150 to 250 MeV has been proposed as a new modality in radiation therapy. It offers several advantages over conventional photon therapy, particularly in regions with widely varying tissue densities. In this examination the main focus is on design aspects related to beam shaping and electromagnetic scanning. Beam shaping in this context refers to a divergent beam compared with a parallel beam. Advantages are seen from parallel beam modeling over the divergent beam, and the electromagnetic scanning applies to the creation of a parallel beam. Parallel beams offer certain advantage over divergent beams, and are achievable from dual-field electromagnetic scanning. Certain design limitations are explored in the dual-field scanning design and methods for parameter optimization are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages1622-1627
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Stewart, K., Moskvin, V., & Desrosiers, C. (2010). Design aspects for very high energy electron (150 to 250 MeV) acceleration for use in radiation therapy: Beam shaping, electromagnetic scanning. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 (pp. 1622-1627). [5874051] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5874051