A Carbon-Ion Superconducting Gantry and a Synchrotron Based on Canted Cosine Theta Magnets: https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.04205
E. Benedetto, N. Al Harbi, L. Brouwer, D. Tommasini, S. Prestemon, P. Riboni, U. Amaldi
This article presents the conceptual design of a new compact superconducting gantry and synchrotron for Carbon ion therapy and focuses on the solutions (layout and optics) to make it compact. The main specificity of this gantry design is to be smaller and lighter with respect to the existing carbon-ion gantries. This is achieved by adopting an innovative mechanical design and by using superconducting magnets of the Canted Cosine Theta type with a small aperture. The optics is optimized to reduce the beam size, it is achromatic and it is independent of the rotation angle (for an incoming round beam). A preliminary synchrotron layout based on similar superconducting magnets units is presented and the dose delivery specificities are discussed.
Comments: Submitted to Physics in Medicine and Biology