RF Linear Accelerators for Medical and Industrial Applications

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Artech House, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 202 pages
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This unique resource offers you a clear overview of medical and industrial accelerators. Using minimal mathematics, this book focuses on offering thorough explanations of basic concepts surrounding the operation of accelerators. You find well illustrated discussions designed to help you use accelerator-based systems in a safer, more productive, and more reliable manner. This practical book details the manufacturing process for producing accelerators for medical and industrial applications. You become knowledgeable about the commonly encountered real-world manufacturing issues and potential sources of defects which help you avoid costly production problems. From principles of operation and the role of accelerators in cancer radiation therapy, to manufacturing techniques and future trends in accelerator design and applications, this easy-to-comprehend volume quickly brings you up-to-speed with the critical concepts you need to understand for your work in the field.

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Linac Basic Concepts and Constituents
Linac Supporting System
Manufacturing Techniques of Accelerators
Role of Linear Accelerators in Cancer Radiation
AcceleratorBased Industrial Applications
Large Accelerators
Recent Developments and Future Trends

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Samy Hanna is the owner of Microwave Innovative Accelerators (MINA), a consulting company in the area of RF engineering. He has over 20 years of engineering experience in education, research, and industry. He was previously a principal engineer at Siemens Medical, an engineering physicist at Stanford University, and an associate professor of electrical engineering at Polytechnic University in New York. A Senior Member of the IEEE, Dr. Hanna earned his Ph.D.in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

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