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Accelerator technique

General Information

Date:            biannually (last course May-April 2013)
Language:     Dutch
Coordinator:  Dr. B. van Asselen

Course description

This is an advanced course on accelerator technique and provides the participants with detailed information on accelerator techniques involved in clinically used accelerators. The course is organized biannually.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the interest of medical physics residents. PhD students and students with an interest in linear accelerators can also participate.


J.G.M. Kok

Structure of the course

The course consists of 4 lecture days of 2 lecture hours.


The course is free of charge.


  • Production of X-rays
  • Megavoltage linear accelerators
  • RF-generator
  • Cathode
  • Beam optics
  • Electron beam
  • Photon beam
  • Output measurements
  • Safety
  • Linac tuning
  • Vacuum system and water-cooling

Contact and Route

Dr. B. van Asselen (b.vanasselen[at]

Department of Radiotherapy UMC Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

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