Medical Applications

Research on medical applications of particle physics is coordinated by PD Dr Saverio Braccini and is centred on the medical cyclotron in operation at the Bern University Hospital (Inselspital). This facility provides 18 MeV proton beams of variable intensity and is equipped with a beam transfer line (BTL) with independent access to the beam area for multidisciplinary scientific developments in parallel with routine medical radioisotope production. Research on particle accelerators and detectors for medical applications is pursued together with radiation protection, radiation hardness and novel PET radioisotopes developments. Research on particle therapy is also pursued.

The medical cyclotron in operation at the Bern University hospital (Inselspital) with its characteristic research Beam Transfer Line (BTL).