Superconductivity for accelerators for medical applications

CIEMAT, in collaboration with HEPTech, EUCARD2, CDTI, GSI and EEN recently held a workshop on “Superconductivity for accelerators for medical applications”.

In our everyday environment, compact superconducting accelerators produce short-life radionucleides to make diagnoses and proton and ion beams to treat tumours by hadrontherapy. Superconductivity has become a key technology of particle accelerators, helping their progress and taking advantage of their development. Experienced researchers and leading companies in the field of superconductivity gathered at CIEMAT to explore the technical challenges emerging from the design of new accelerator machines and to match them with state-of-the-art medical solutions. The scope of this workshop was to bring together experts from different fields like superconductivity magnets, cryogenics, medical physicist as well as representative from industry to discuss and review the current status, the requirement and technical challenges. Please see below for presentations from the workshop:

Superconducting Technology for Next Generation (HEP) Accelerators
Lucio Rossi – CERN

Compact accelerators for Radioisotope production: The AMIT Project
Javier Munilla, Accelerator Technology Unit , Electrical Engineering Division

Superconducting Medical Accelerators at IBA
Wiel Kleeven and Eric Forton on behalf of IBA, AIMA, JINR, ASG and Sigmaphi

Superconducting Magnets for Ultra Light, Magnetically Shielded, Variable Beam Energy Compact Cyclotrons for Medical Applications
Leslie Bromberg , Joseph V. Minervini , Philip Michael, Alexey Radovinsky, Daniel Winklehner

Superconducting Gantry at NIRS and new developments in SC magnets for gantries & synchrotrons
Yoshiyuki Iwata National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology