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Particle therapy apparatus for eye treatment

A particle therapy apparatus for irradiating a diseased part of a patient's eye with a charged particle beam comprises a particle accelerator to generate the particle beam, a movable irradiation nozzle adapted to direct the particle beam towards the patient's eye according to different beam directions, and a patient support adapted to receive and hold the patient in a treatment position. The apparatus further comprises a pencil beam scanning subsystem configured to scan the particle beam over the diseased part of the patient's eye, a movable marker arranged in such a way that it is visible by the patient while he is in the treatment position and a controller configured to move said marker to a pre-determined and patient-specific position before starting an irradiation of the eye with the particle beam.. ... Ion Beam Applications

Compact electron accelerator comprising permanent magnets

An electron accelerator is provided. The electron accelerator comprises a resonant cavity comprising a hollow closed conductor, an electron source configured to inject a beam of electrons, and an rf system. ... Ion Beam Applications

Compact electron accelerator comprising first and second half shells

An electron accelerator comprising a resonant cavity, an electron source, an rf system, and at least one magnet unit is provided. The resonant cavity further comprises a hollow closed conductor and the electron source is configured to radially inject a beam of electrons into the cavity. ... Ion Beam Applications

Apparatus for the synthesis of radiopharmaceutical products

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for the synthesis of chemical compounds, e.g., radiopharmaceutical compounds. In one implementation, the apparatus may include a synthesis module and a loading module configured to receive multiple chemical cassettes having reagents and a transfer mechanism. ... Ion Beam Applications

Particle therapy apparatus comprising an mri

The present disclosure relates to a particle therapy apparatus for irradiating a target with a charged particle beam and having a particle accelerator and an isocentric gantry rotatable about an axis. The gantry includes a sequence of bending magnets to successively bend and direct the particle beam towards the isocentre of the gantry. ... Ion Beam Applications

Hadron therapy apparatus for adaptive treatment in non-supine position

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus including a hadron therapy device and a magnetic resonance imaging device (mri). The mri may be an open mri for acquiring magnetic resonance data in an mri imaging volume. ... Ion Beam Applications

Particle therapy apparatus comprising an mri

The present disclosure relates to a particle therapy apparatus for irradiating a target with a charged particle beam. In one implementation, the apparatus includes an isocentric gantry rotatable about an axis and configured to direct a particle beam towards an isocenter of gantry and according to a final beam direction, a magnetic resonance imaging system configured to generate a main magnetic field parallel to the final beam direction, and a passive magnetic shield surrounding the magnetic resonance imaging system, the passive magnetic shield and the magnetic resonance imaging system being synchronously rotatable with the gantry about the axis.. ... Ion Beam Applications

Apparatus and method for localizing the bragg peak of a hadron beam traversing a target tissue by magnetic resonance imaging

The present disclosure relates to a method and a medical apparatus for visualizing a hadron beam traversing an organic body. In one implementation, the method may include capturing a magnetic resonance (mr) image including a volume of irradiated excitable atoms surrounding a hadron beam and having a magnetic susceptibility modified by the hadron beam captured as a hyposignal. ... Ion Beam Applications

Apparatus and method for visualizing a hadron beam path traversing a target tissue by magnetic resonance imaging

The present disclosure relates to a method and a medical apparatus for visualizing on magnetic resonance (mr) images a hadron beam path traversing an organic body. The present method may utilize artefacts in mr image acquisition provoked by the changes in properties of excitable atoms when irradiated by a hadron beam. ... Ion Beam Applications

Medical apparatus comprising a hadron therapy device, a mri, and a prompt-gamma system

The present disclosure relates to a medical apparatus. In one implementation, the medical apparatus includes a hadron therapy device adapted for directing a hadron beam having an initial beam energy along a beam path to a target spot located inside a subject of interest; an mri for acquiring a magnetic resonance (mr) image within an imaging volume having the target spot; a prompt-γ system adapted for acquiring a signal generated by the hadron beam; and a controller configured for computing an actual position of the bragg peak of the hadron beam, based on the signal acquired by the pg system, and locating the actual position of the bragg peak on the mr image.. ... Ion Beam Applications

Medical apparatus comprising a hadron therapy device, a mri, and a hadron radiography system

The present disclosure relates to a medical apparatus including a hadron therapy device directing an imaging hadron beam along a beam path. The beam path crosses a subject of interest including a plurality of tissues having upstream and downstream boundaries and a target tissue having a target spot. ... Ion Beam Applications

Phantom and method for quality assurance of a particle therapy apparatus

A phantom and method for quality assurance of a particle therapy apparatus used in the intensity modulated particle therapy (impt) mode is provided. The phantom comprises a frame structure having a first face and a second face that is parallel to the first face. ... Ion Beam Applications

Hadron therapy device and mri device having magnetic field correcting means

The present disclosure relates to a medical apparatus including a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system for acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data from an imaging volume. In one implementation, the mri system may include a particle beam apparatus having a particle beam line for producing, directing and managing a particle beam of charged particles, a magnetic correction device for applying a magnetic correction to a magnetic field perturbation within the imaging volume, and a controller for controlling the magnetic correction device. ... Ion Beam Applications

Method and system for controlling ion beam pulses extraction

The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and system for controlling the extraction of ion beam pulses produced by a synchrocyclotron. The synchrocyclotron comprises electrodes configured to be placed in a magnetic field. ... Ion Beam Applications

01/11/18 / #20180009711

Compositions of low activation concrete and use thereof

The present invention relates to a low-activation concrete comprising high-purity limestone aggregate and white cement, or high-purity limestone aggregate and aluminous cement. The low-activation concrete reduces the content of europium, cobalt and cesium, as well as the content of elements such as aluminium, sodium, and magnesium, when compared to standard concrete compositions and compositions for low-activation concrete already known in the art. ... Ion Beam Applications

12/28/17 / #20170373115

Radiation sensor

The present disclosure relates to a radiation sensor. In one implementation, the sensor may include a radiation detector array having a plurality of pixels; at least two readout connectors having a plurality of contacts, each readout connector being configured for receiving a readout module; a routing circuit having conductors configured for routing electrical signals from each of the plurality of pixels to a corresponding contact of one of the readout connectors. ... Ion Beam Applications

11/30/17 / #20170345523

Isotope production apparatus

The present disclosure relates to an isotope production apparatus. In one implementation, the apparatus may include a cyclotron for producing a particle beam, a shielding surrounding the cyclotron, and a target system within the shielding. ... Ion Beam Applications

11/16/17 / #20170332475

Peripheral hill sector design for cyclotron

The present disclosure relates to a magnet pole for an isochronous sector-focused cyclotron having hill and valley sectors alternatively distributed around a central axis, z, each hill sector having an upper surface bounded by four edges: an upper peripheral edge, an upper central edge, a first and a second upper lateral edges. The upper peripheral edge of a hill sector may be an arc of circle whose center is offset with respect to the central axis, and whose radius, rh, is not more than 85% of a distance, lh, from the central axis to a midpoint of the upper peripheral edge. ... Ion Beam Applications

11/16/17 / #20170332474

Compact cyclotron

The present disclosure relates to compact isochronous sector-focused cyclotrons having reduced dimensions and weight compared with state of the art cyclotrons of same energies. In one implementation, a cyclotron may include two pole magnets facing each other in a chamber defined by a yoke having base plates and flux return yokes forming a lateral wall of the chamber. ... Ion Beam Applications

11/16/17 / #20170332473

Pole insert for cyclotron

The present disclosure relates to a magnet pole for an isochronous sector-focused cyclotron having hill and valley sectors alternatively distributed around a central axis, z, each hill sector having an upper surface bounded by four edges: an upper peripheral edge, an upper central edge, a first and a second upper lateral edges. The upper surface of at least one hill sector may further include: a recess extending over a length between a proximal end and a distal end along a longitudinal axis intersecting the upper peripheral edge and the upper central edge. ... Ion Beam Applications

11/16/17 / #20170332471

Gradient corrector for cyclotron

The present disclosure relates to a magnet pole for an isochronous sector-focused cyclotron having hill and valley sectors alternatively distributed around a central axis, z, each hill sector having an upper surface bounded by four edges: an upper peripheral edge, an upper central edge, a first and a second upper lateral edges, and a peripheral surface extending from the upper peripheral edge to a lower peripheral line. The upper peripheral edge of at least one hill sector may further include a concave portion with respect to the central axis defining a recess extending at least partially over a portion of the peripheral surface of the corresponding hill sector.. ... Ion Beam Applications

08/10/17 / #20170229205

Rotating energy degrader

Embodiments disclose an energy degrader for attenuating the energy of a charged particle beam, comprising a first energy attenuation member presenting a beam entry face having the shape of a part of a first helical surface, a second energy attenuation member presenting a beam exit face having the shape of a part of a second helical surface, the beam exit face being positioned downstream of said beam entry face with respect to the beam direction, and a drive assembly for rotating the first and/or the second energy attenuation members about respectively a first and/or a second rotation axis while crossed by the particle beam. The first and second helical surfaces are continuous surfaces and have the same handedness, to enable a more compact degrader with a smaller moment of inertia.. ... Ion Beam Applications

07/20/17 / #20170203129

Method and device for determining an interest of applying a qa procedure to a treatment plan in radiation therapy

The present disclosure relates to a method for determining an interest in applying a quality assessment (qa) procedure to a proposed treatment plan in radiation therapy. In one implementation, the method includes receiving information relating to a proposed treatment plan; receiving information relating to a reference treatment plan that complies with a quality criterion; obtaining a dose distribution resulting from the reference treatment plan and/or a parameter of the reference treatment plan; obtaining a dose distribution resulting from the proposed treatment plan and/or a parameter of the proposed treatment plan; comparing the dose distribution resulting from the proposed treatment plan with the dose distribution resulting from the reference treatment plan and/or comparing the parameter of the proposed treatment plan with the same parameter of the reference treatment plan; and determining an interest of applying a qa procedure to the proposed treatment plan based on the comparison.. ... Ion Beam Applications

06/15/17 / #20170165505

Method and device for quality assurance of a radiation therapy apparatus

The invention relates to a method for quality assurance of a radiation field (30) emitted by a radiation therapy apparatus (10), comprising the steps of: (i) providing an ionization chamber (40) detector as reference detector for measuring the dose of the radiation field (30) at the exit of the radiation head (20), said ionization chamber (40) having a size and being positioned for being traversed by said radiation beam (30), said ionization chamber (40) having an attenuation equivalent to less than 1 mm al; (ii) providing one or more field detectors (50); moving the field detector (50) across the radiation field (30) and measuring simultaneously the dose from the field detector (50) and from the ionization chamber (40); (iii) computing the ratio of the dose from the field detector (50) to the dose of the ionization chamber (40). The invention also relates to a device for performing the method.. ... Ion Beam Applications

06/15/17 / #20170165502

Particle therapy system and method with parallel control of energy variation and beam position variation

The present disclosure relates to a particle therapy system for irradiating a target with a scanning beam technique. In one implementation, the system includes an irradiation planning device with a planning algorithm configured to associate a particle beam energy e(i) to each spot of the irradiation plan and organize the spots in a sequence of spots according to energy. ... Ion Beam Applications

01/05/17 / #20170003403

Device and method for radiation dosimetry

The present invention relates to a dosimetry device (10) for determining a spatial distribution of a quantity of radiation incident on the dosimetry device. The device comprises a segmented electrode assembly (12) comprising an electrically non-conducting substrate (13) having a plurality of electrode elements (14) provided thereon, surrounded by ground electrodes. ... Ion Beam Applications








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