Author: Freemire, B.T.
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MOPOJO15 Low Energy Linac for Electronic Brachytherapy 59
  • C.-J. Jing, P.V. Avrakhov, J.R. Callahan, B.T. Freemire, E. Gomez, R.A. Kostin, A. Liu, S. Miller, W. Si, Y. Zhao
    Euclid TechLabs, Solon, Ohio, USA
  • D.S. Doran, W. Liu, J.G. Power
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • C.G. Liu, M. Pankuch
    Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine Proton Center, Warrenville, Illinois, USA
  • D. Mihalcea, P. Piot
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • W.D. Rush
    KU, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • J.S. Welsh
    Edward Hines Junior VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
  Funding: The project is supported by NNSA under Contract 89233121CNA000209.
The use of electronic brachytherapy (EB) has grown rapidly over the past decade. It is gaining significant interest from the global medical community as an improved user-friendly technology to reduce the usage of Ir-192. However, the present EB machines all use electron beams at energies of 100 kV or less to generate the X-ray photons, which limits their use to low dose-rate brachytherapy. We focus on the development of a compact and light weight 1-MeV linac to generate and deliver >250 kV X-ray photons to the patient. The device is intended to retrofit to existing brachytherapy applicators. In this paper we will report progress on this project.
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About • Received ※ 20 August 2022 — Revised ※ 26 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 31 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 09 September 2022
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