IRNITC Accelerator specifications

The synchrotron accelerator has the ability to irradiate tumors at depths between 3.5 cm to about 30 cm, which corresponds to the energy range of protons between 60 to 250 MeV and carbon ion energy between 120 to 400 MeV/nucleon. This accelerator is capable of producing protons with an energy of 800 MeV for R&D purposes.

The accelerator is designed to accelerate protons and ions to the energy required for treatment. As a result, there is no need for an energy degrader in treatment rooms. In this center, the active pencil-beam scanning method is used to treat patients in each room, which is able to irradiate thicknesses of 2-5 mm of the tumor with specific energy at different depths. The accelerator of this center will be able to produce a proton beam with a maximum intensity of 2×10^10 particles per beam bunch and an ion beam with a maximum intensity of 10^9 particles per beam package so that in one minute of treatment, one liter of tumor volume receives up to 2 Gray doses.

In addition to the main accelerator used for treatment, the center is equipped with a number of imaging devices, including MRI, CT, PET-CT, and X-ray tubes for imaging the patient.