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Compact accelerator for medical therapy

United States Patent

May 4, 2010
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A compact accelerator system having an integrated particle generator-linear accelerator with a compact, small-scale construction capable of producing an energetic (.about.70-250 MeV) proton beam or other nuclei and transporting the beam direction to a medical therapy patient without the need for bending magnets or other hardware often required for remote beam transport. The integrated particle generator-accelerator is actuable as a unitary body on a support structure to enable scanning of a particle beam by direction actuation of the particle generator-accelerator.
Caporaso; George J. (Livermore, CA), Chen; Yu-Jiuan (Fremont, CA), Hawkins; Steven A. (Livermore, CA), Sampayan; Stephen E. (Manteca, CA), Paul; Arthur C. (Walnut Creek, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 586,378
October 24, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.