Medical Applications

Research paper by C. Biscari, L. Falbo

Indexed on: 20 Jan '16Published on: 20 Jan '16Published in: Physics - Accelerator Physics


The use of a ccelerators for medical applications has evolved from initial experimentation to turn-key devices commonly operating in hospitals. New applications are continuously being developed around the world, and the hadrontherapy facilities of the newest generation are placed at the frontier between industrial production and advanced R&D. An introduction to the different medical application accelerators is followed by a description of the hadrontherapy facilities, with special emphasis on CNAO, and the report closes with a brief outlook on the future of this field.