publication . Article . Conference object . 2015

Design of Conduction-cooled HTS Coils for a Rotating Gantry

Shigeki Takayama; Kei Koyanagi; Akiko Yamaguchi; Kenji Tasaki; Tsutomu Kurusu; Yusuke Ishii; Naoyuki Amemiya; Toru Ogitsu; Koji Noda;
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  • Published: 15 Jul 2015 Journal: Physics Procedia, volume 67, pages 879-884 (issn: 1875-3892, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Carbon ion cancer therapy is becoming more widespread due to its high curative effects and low burden on patients. Carbon ions are delivered to patients through electromagnets on a rotating gantry.A rotating gantry is attractive because it allows carbon ions to irradiate a tumor from any direction without changing the posture of the patient. On the other hand, because of the high magnetic rigidity of carbon ions, the weight of a rotating gantry for carbon cancer therapy is about three times higher than one for proton cancer therapy, according to our estimation. The use of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets has been considered for reducing th...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Medical PhysicsQuantitative Biology::Tissues and Organs
Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesequipment and supplies
free text keywords: Physics and Astronomy(all), Carbon ion cancer therapy, rotating gantry, high temperature superconductor, conduction-cooled, thermal runaway, Magnetic field, Thermal conduction, Physics, Superconducting magnet, Magnet, Electromagnet, law.invention, law, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Superconductivity, Beam (structure)
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publication . Article . Conference object . 2015

Design of Conduction-cooled HTS Coils for a Rotating Gantry

Shigeki Takayama; Kei Koyanagi; Akiko Yamaguchi; Kenji Tasaki; Tsutomu Kurusu; Yusuke Ishii; Naoyuki Amemiya; Toru Ogitsu; Koji Noda;