[ RadSafe ] heavy ion teletherapy?

Joseph Preisig jrpnj01 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 19:38:03 CDT 2015


     RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) at Brookhaven Lab makes
heavy ions and has them collide at high energies (200 GeV on 200 GeV).
Particles accelerated include protons, Gold, Uranium etc.  See their
website.  Don't know if RHIC, AGS, NASA beamline, Injector are
actually doing heavy ion therapy.
     I think there are smaller accelerators around that do Heavy Ion
therapy.  Perhaps see Eric Hall's book on Radiation
Biology/Biophysics.  Google heavy ion therapy.
     You can see what kinds of particles and their energies are being
studied at Brookhaven RHIC/AGS by looking at the CAD (Collider
Accelerator Division) website.
     Joe Preisig

On 8/20/15, Ted de Castro <tdc at xrayted.com> wrote:
> Are there any accelerators out there that can do/are doing heavy ion
> teletherapy?
> At LBL this was being tested with ions as heavy as Nitrogen and no
> lighter than alphas.  But the Bevatron, and that line of research there,
> is long gone.
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