Author: Robertson, C.S.
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THPOPA06 Methods for VHEE/FLASH Radiotherapy Studies and High Dose Rate Dosimetry at the CLEAR User Facility 758
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  • P. Korysko
    Oxford University, Physics Department, Oxford, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • J.J. Bateman, C.S. Robertson
    JAI, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • R. Corsini, L.A. Dyks, W. Farabolini, V. Rieker
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  The interest for Very High Energy Electron (VHEE) radiotherapy (RT) for cancer treatment recently bloomed, given the present availability of high-gradient accelerator technology for compact, cost effective electron linacs in the 100-200 MeV energy range. Particularly promising is the so called FLASH high dose rate regime, in which cancer cells are damaged while healthy tissue is largely spared. VHEE beams are especially adapted for FLASH RT, given their penetration depth and the high beam current, needed to treat large deep seated tumors. In the CERN Linear Accelerator for Research (CLEAR) facility, a series of unique studies have been initiated on VHEE and FLASH RT issues, in collaboration with several multidisciplinary user groups. In this paper we briefly outline the activities and its main recent results, e.g. on localized dose deposition by beam focusing, and on chemical and biological test to clarify damage mechanisms. We then describe in details the dedicated systems and the techniques adopted - and in large part locally developed by the CLEAR team - in order to satisfy the user requirements, with particular attention to the crucial aspect of high dose rate dosimetry.  
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About • Received ※ 17 August 2022 — Revised ※ 22 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 31 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 16 October 2022
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