• The new CERN miniature linear accelerator is designed for hospitals and should be useful for imaging and treating cancer.
  • According to CERN, the miniature accelerator is a radiofrequency quadrupole, which is a component found at the "start of all proton accelerator chains" that produce high-intensity beams. The mini accelerator can produce low-intensity beams grouped at a frequency of 750 MHz. That makes it well-suited for treating cancer with protons.
  • The small size also means that it can be installed in hospitals to produce radioactive isotopes that can be used in medical imaging.

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