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1. (WO2004026401) SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING PROTON THERAPY

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/026401    International Application No.:    PCT/CH2003/000618
Publication Date: Apr 1, 2004 International Filing Date: Sep 15, 2003
IPC: A61N 5/10
Applicants: PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
PEDRONI, Eros
Inventors: PEDRONI, Eros
Title: SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING PROTON THERAPY
Abstract:
A system for treating a patient by means of protein therapy, also called gantry, comprises a proton beam guide (3) involving, in particular, magnets, quadrupoles, etc. and having an outlet aperture (4) for guiding and directing the proton beam to the site in the patient that is to be treated. In addition, a patient table (21) that can be displaced in a controllable manner is provided for moving the patient into a desired position relative to the proton beam. The inventive proton beam guide and control device (3, 5, 6) is mounted down from the patient table (7) in the direction of the beam guide in a supported manner whereby being able to rotate or pivot about a horizontal axis (1).