Enrico Felcini, Luca Bottura, Jeroen van Nugteren, Gijs de Rijk, Glyn Kirby, Bertrand Dutoit
Abstract:Hadron and proton therapy are cutting edge techniques for cancer treatment and a great development of specialized medical centers and research facilities is foreseen in the next decades. One of the main obstacles to the penetration of the use of charged particles for therapy is the construction of complex and expensive accelerating structures and rotating transfer lines, i.e. gantries, able to bend and focus the beam down to the patient. GaToroid is a novel concept of a fixed toroidal gantry, able to deliver t…
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