The Radiance 330 synchrotron is optimized for scanning. Unique accelerator design and control features provide flexibility for delivering scanned beams to moving targets. The duration of proton extraction from the synchrotron is variable “on-the-fly” – from a fraction of a second to more than 5 seconds, and the extraction cycle may be arbitrarily started or stopped. As a result, the system is capable of supporting the most advanced gating techniques for 3-dimensional beam scanning with rapid dynamic energy and intensity modulation.
The scanning proton beams generated by this synchrotron are transported under vacuum all the way to the patient until the last possible moment, arriving with virtually no neutron contamination of the beam and a narrow beam width.