Laser-IORT: A laser-driven source of relativistic electrons suitable for Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy of tumors

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    • A. Gamucci
    • N. Bourgeois
    • T. Ceccotti
    • X. Davoine
    • S. Dobosz
    • P. D'Oliveira
    • M. Galimberti
    • J. Galy
    • A. Giulietti
    • D. Giulietti
    • L. A. Gizzi
    • D. J. Hamilton
    • L. Labate
    • E. Lefebvre
    • J. R. Marquès
    • P. Monot
    • H. Popescu
    • F. Réau
    • G. Sarri
    • P. Tomassini
    • Ph Martin

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    In a recent experiment [1] a high efficiency regime of stable electron acceleration to kinetic energies ranging from 10 to 40 MeV has been achieved. The main parameters of the electron bunches are comparable with those of bunches provided by commercial Radio-Frequency based Linacs currently used in Hospitals for Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT). IORT is an emerging technique applied in operating theaters during the surgical treatment of tumors. Performances and structure of a potential laser-driven Hospital accelerator are compared in detail with the ones of several commercial devices. A number of possible advantages of the laser based technique are also discussed.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 2nd International Conference on Ultra-Intense Laser Interaction Science - ULIS 2009
    Pages39-42
    Number of pages4
    Volume1209
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 22 Feb 2010
    Event2nd International Conference on Ultra-Intense Laser Interaction Science - ULIS 2009 - Frascati, Italy
    Duration: 24 May 200929 May 2009

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Ultra-Intense Laser Interaction Science - ULIS 2009
    CountryItaly
    CityFrascati
    Period24/05/200929/05/2009

      Research areas

    • Electron accelerators for radiotherapy, Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy, Laser-plasma accelerators

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