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Title Enhancing hadron therapy through OMA
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Abstract Continued research into the optimization of medical accelerators is urgently required to assure the best possible cancer care for patients. This is one of the central aims of the OMA (Optimization of Medical Accelerators) project, which received 4 M€ of funding from the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program. A consortium of universities, research and clinical facilities, as well as partners from industry carry out an interdisciplinary R&D program across three closely interlinked scientific work packages. The three work packages address the development of novel beam imaging and diagnostics systems, treatment optimization including innovative schemes for beam delivery and enhanced biological and physical models in Monte Carlo codes, as well as R&D into clinical facility design and optimization. These studies aim to ensure optimum patient treatment along with maximum efficiency. This paper presents selected research highlights from two of the three work packages and discusses the impact on hadron therapy facilities around the world.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC2018), Vancouver, Canada, 30 Apr 2018, (2018). doi:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2018-MOPML069 2018