Stanford’s new ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionise medical care

Researchers at Stanford University are developing a linear accelerator that is the size of a chip, and it could herald a medical breakthrough. Linear accelerators are commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. However, only a handful have been constructed as they are very expensive to build, maintain and operate. Stanford’s accelerator on a chip could provide every hospital with access to this life-saving technology.
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