By Topic

Design aspects for Very High Energy Electron (150 to 250 MeV) acceleration for use in radiation therapy: Beam shaping, electromagnetic scanning

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Stewart, K. ; Sch. of Health Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; Moskvin, V. ; DesRosiers, C.

The concept of Very High Energy Electrons (VHEE) of 150 to 250 MeV has been proposed as a new modality in radiation therapy. It offers several advantages over conventional photon therapy, particularly in regions with widely varying tissue densities. In this examination the main focus is on design aspects related to beam shaping and electromagnetic scanning. Beam shaping in this context refers to a divergent beam compared with a parallel beam. Advantages are seen from parallel beam modeling over the divergent beam, and the electromagnetic scanning applies to the creation of a parallel beam. Parallel beams offer certain advantage over divergent beams, and are achievable from dual-field electromagnetic scanning. Certain design limitations are explored in the dual-field scanning design and methods for parameter optimization are presented.

Published in:

Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2010 IEEE

Date of Conference:

Oct. 30 2010-Nov. 6 2010