Superconducting coils for IBA
Diagnostics and therapy are the two segments of the biomedical sector in which ASG works.
So far as therapy is concerned, ASG has been involved for some years now in the design and construction of superconducting coils used in superconducting proton synchrocyclotrons for IBA.
The coils used in this type of application are made up of cryogen-free niobium titanium windings.
Particle therapy is used to treat many types of cancer, particularly in situations where normal treatments and radiotherapy are too risky for patients, including tumours of the central nervous system, eye, spine, prostate, liver, breasts and in childhood.