Converted Clinical Linac Delivers FLASH Radiotherapy – Physics World

Read article - Quotes Brian Pogue, the MacLean Professor of Engineering, who along with colleagues from Dartmouth and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center developed a method to convert a standard clinical linear accelerator (linac) used for radiation therapy to deliver a FLASH-capable, ultrahigh-dose rate (UHDR) radiotherapy beam. "We believe this is the first reversible UHDR beam on a clinically used linac where the beam can be used in the conventional geometry where patients are on the treatment couch," says Pogue.