The TOP-IMPLART project, developed by ENEA, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) and Regina Elena National Cancer Institute-IFO-Rome is devoted to the realization of a proton therapy centre to be sited at IFO, it is based on a sequence of linear accelerators and designed with three treatment rooms: one with a 150 MeV beam for shallow tumors and two with a 230 MeV beam for deep tumors. The first part of the acronym remarks the heritage from the TOP Project developed in 1998- 2005 by ISS and ENEA, whilst the second part ("Intensity Modulated Proton Linear Accelerator for RadioTherapy") exploits the possibility to perform a highly conformational therapy based on spatial and intensity modulation of the beam. The segment up to 150 MeV, funded by the Italian "Regione Lazio" for 11M€ over four years, is under installation at ENEA-Frascati for its validation before the transfer to IFO. The low energy part is also used as a facility for radiobiology experiments in the framework of a satellite program foreseeing cells irradiation at 7 MeV by vertical and horizontal beam fields and small animal irradiation with a 17.5 MeV horizontal beam. The status of the Project is presented. Copyright © 2011 by IPAC'11/EPS-AG.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2011 - , Spain|
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
|Conference||2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2011|
|Period||1/1/11 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Ronsivalle, C., Carpanese, M., Messina, G., Picardi, L., Sandri, S., Marino, C., ... MacEllari, V. (2011). The top-implart project. Paper presented at 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2011, Spain.