The monochromatic compton x-ray source for cancer diagnostics and therapy

D. Zheng, W. J. Frederick, C. DeStefano, A. E. Vlieks, E. Landahl, A. Kwan, J. P. Heritage, A. Norman, John M Boone, N. C. Luhmann

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Abstract

The Compton X-ray Source (CXS) is based on Compton backscattering of a high peak power (TW), short pulse (∼200 fs) laser beam off energetic electrons (20-80 MeV) produced by an 11.424 GHz photoinjector/linear accelerator. Monochromatic x-rays tunable between 15 and 80 keV result from the Compton scattering process. The compact CXS is much smaller than storage ring synchrotron light sources and fits in a single room and thus holds great potential in clinical applications. Biomedical studies are under way to explore the superiority of the CXS in early cancer detection and better diagnostics by monochromatic imaging, and the novel x-ray phototherapy[1] that marries radiation therapy with nano-scale cancer targeting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Pages580
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 18 2006Sep 22 2006

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OtherIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/18/069/22/06

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zheng, D., Frederick, W. J., DeStefano, C., Vlieks, A. E., Landahl, E., Kwan, A., ... Luhmann, N. C. (2006). The monochromatic compton x-ray source for cancer diagnostics and therapy. In IRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (pp. 580). [4222521] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2006.368787