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Potential of laser-driven methods for proton beam delivery

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Published: 29.09.16
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Prof Marco Borghesi - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

Prof Borghesi speaks with ecancertv at Proton Therapy Congress 2016 about the A-SAIL project in laser-acceleration of ions for proton beam therapy, in place of linear accelerators commonly used.

He considers how cost and implementation of laser therapy may reduce cost and open treatment towards heavier ion therapies, as discussed by Dr Tadashi Kamada here.

Prof Borghesi summarises the steps by which ions are accelerated to deliver high levels of radiation precisely, and considers the potential developments of laser-ion acceleration to deliver mixed-field radiation simultaneously, or reduce installation size and cost.

 

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