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Strahlentherapie und Onkologie

, Volume 175, Supplement 2, pp 21–24 | Cite as

The GSI Cancer Therapy Project

  • Hartmut Eickhoff
  • Thomas Haberer
  • Gerhard Kraft
  • Udo Krause
  • Mathias Richter
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Jürgen Debus
Accelerator and Medical Physics

Summary

At the Heavy Ion Research Institute GSI in Darmstadt an experimental cancer treatment program with a five years duration has been developed. A new method for cancer treatment with ions is applied, using rasterscan method in addition to an active pulse to pulse variation of ion beam properties, including the energy, intensity and focusing. An overview of this Cancer Therapy Project is presented, that covers both accelerator aspects to provide the required beam variations within a short time and the installations at the treatment place for rasterscan control. In addition to a description of the technical design (control-hard- and software) experimental results will be shown, containing the achieved beam properties and measurements of rasterscan performance.

Key Words

GSI Cancer therapy project Accelerator control Raster scan Beam profile 

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© Urban & Vogel 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Eickhoff
    • 1
  • Thomas Haberer
  • Gerhard Kraft
  • Udo Krause
  • Mathias Richter
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Jürgen Debus
    • 1
  1. 1.GSI DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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