Accelerators development for intra operative radiation therapy

C. Ronsivalle, L. Picardi, A. Vignati, A. Tata, M. Benassi

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The "Intra Operative Radiation Therapy" (IORT) consists in delivering a single high dose on a tumour bed soon after surgery resection. The "IORT Project", funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (MURST), was started in 1998 from ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment) and is aimed to design and construct two innovative IORT systems (named IORT-1 and IORT-2) equipped with advanced treatment planning and real time dosimetry. These developments will improve the present IORT-NOVAC7 system, jointly developed in the latest years from ENEA and the Italian Hitesys Company. In the paper the advance status of the project is described and IORT-1 experimental results are presented with particular attention to innovative technical aspects of these new generation IORT accelerators.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Particle Accelerator Conference - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …


Conference2001 Particle Accelerator Conference
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/01 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Ronsivalle, C., Picardi, L., Vignati, A., Tata, A., & Benassi, M. (2001). Accelerators development for intra operative radiation therapy. Paper presented at 2001 Particle Accelerator Conference, United States.