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Title Coupled longitudinal and transverse Beam Dynamics Studies for hadron therapy linacs
Abstract Precise proton therapy planning can be assisted by augmenting conventional medical imaging techniques with proton computed tomography (pCT). For adults this requires an incident proton energy up to at least 330~MeV, an energy not readily accessible using cyclotrons. We are presently constructing a prototype of the ProBE 54 MV/m 3GHz post-cyclotron booster linac as a compact method to achieve 330 MeV in the context of the Christie Hospital proton therapy centre, to be tested in the research room there. In this paper, we present beam dynamics studies and tracking simulations of proton beams through the booster region. The longitudinal and transverse particle transmission is calculated from tracking simulations and compared to theoretical models to help understand how best to optimise the optics design through the ProBE region.
Organisation ASTeC , CI , STFC
Funding Information STFC (ST/N003659/1); STFC (ST/G008248/1)
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Language English (EN)
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'17), Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-19 May 2017, (2017). doi:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2017-THPVA134 2017