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Title ProBE - Proton boosting extension for imaging and therapy
Abstract Conventional proton cyclotrons are practically limited by relativistic effects to energies around 250 MeV, sufficient to conduct proton therapy of adults but not for full-body proton tomography. We present an adaptation of the cyclinac scheme for proton imaging, in which a c.250 MeV cyclotron used for treatment feeds a linac that delivers a lower imaging current at up to 350 MeV. Our ProBE cavity design envisages a gradient sufficient to obtain 100 MeV acceleration in 3 metres after focusing is included, suitable for inclusion in the layouts of existing proton therapy centres such as the UK centre under construction at Christie Hospital. In this paper, we present the results of design studies on the linac optics and RF cavity parameters. We detail particle transmission studies and tracking simulation studies.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'16), Busan, Korea, 8-13 May 2016, (2016): 1963-1965. http://accelconf.…/papers/tupoy025.pdf 2016