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Gantry for medical particle therapy facility

United States Patent

7,582,886
September 1, 2009
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A particle therapy gantry for delivering a particle beam to a patient includes a beam tube having a curvature defining a particle beam path and a plurality of fixed field magnets sequentially arranged along the beam tube for guiding the particle beam along the particle path. In a method for delivering a particle beam to a patient through a gantry, a particle beam is guided by a plurality of fixed field magnets sequentially arranged along a beam tube of the gantry and the beam is alternately focused and defocused with alternately arranged combined function focusing and defocusing fixed field magnets.
Trbojevic; Dejan (Flanders, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
11/ 433,644
20070262269
May 12, 2006