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Gantry for medical particle therapy facility

United States Patent

8,426,833
April 23, 2013
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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 superconducting, variable 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 variable field magnets sequentially arranged along a beam tube of the gantry and the beam is alternately focused and defocused with alternately arranged focusing and defocusing variable field magnets.
Trbojevic; Dejan (Wading River, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
13/ 315,669
20120313003
December 9, 2011
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.