Proton Beam Therapy
Proton Beam Therapy, or PBT, uses protons obtained from hydrogen atoms to treat cancerous tumors in the body. A series of electromagnets guide these protons through the beamline on their path from the particle accelerator to the patient. We have leveraged our experience in industrial and MRI/NMR applications to develop high-stability, high-bandwidth power supplies for controlling the magnets in this exacting application.
Read on to learn more about our product offerings and their role in PBT and heavy-ion treatment systems.
DA Series Amplifiers for PBT Applications
100% digital amplifier architecture, enabling: Power Utilization Monitor, Advanced System Diagnostics, Integrated Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Sequence Development Assistant, and others.
High-Speed Fiber Digital Command
Single high-speed fiber-optic cable for all 3 axes of command and synchronization. Delivers maximum performance, economy, flexibility, and ease of system integration.
Selectable Bus Voltage
User-selectable output bus voltages for optimized voltage/current matching to load requirements.
Universal Utility Access
Water and electrical utilities (power, load) can enter at the cabinet top or back, in any combination, user-selectable. Provides maximum flexibility for accommodating diverse installation requirements.
InSight™ Software Toolkit
Single, easy-to-use graphical user interface for all amplifier functions.
PCI Amplifiers Power Hitachi’s Next-Generation Compact Cancer Treatment Systems
PCI staff were invited to Hitachi’s installation at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, to assess the amplifiers currently in use and to make recommendations to improve design and performance. Read our app note to learn more about our Proton Beam Therapy technology.