Ferrite Microwave Technologies is the world’s leading supplier of high power waveguide components for medical linear accelerators (LINACs). Typically, our devices are used for medical imaging and research related to radiation oncology. As the technology advances, so too does our commitment to providing designs capable of satisfying the latest requirements.
Medical Linear Accelerators: FMT History
The first order FMT ever took was for supplying isolators for medical LINACS. We’ve continued that tradition though 30+ years of proven designs while pushing power limit boundaries. We’ve expanded out of S-band and into X and C-band. Our presence and participation with waveguide components in the medical linear acceleartor marketplace focuses on the protection of the magnetron and klystron power sources from reflected power from the accelerating structure.
Waveguide in the Medical LINAC Market
The market primarily centers on S and X-band linear accelerator technology with increased power handling capabilities and lower insertion loss levels driving the technology forward. New product offerings in the emergent C-Band linear accelerator market are now in field trials.
We are the only company supplying above resonance X-band isolators into the accelerator marketplace, affording lowest loss and highest peak and average power levels. We have the lowest loss S-band three and four port isolators in the industry.
Ferrite Microwave Technologies circulators, isolators, terminations, and sub-assemblies provide users with high isolation and low insertion loss. These systems depend upon our technology to deliver a strictly controlled, and highly stable dosage.
With devices at the most commonly employed clinical frequencies of 2856 MHz, 2998 MHz, 5712 MHz, and the newer 9300 MHz, FMT remains at the forefront of thsi critical technology.
Components for Medical Linear Accelerators: Capabilities
As a Microwave Techniques company, we can provide essentially any of the necessary waveguide components for medical linear accelerators. Whether you need ultra-clean materials requiring our partners at Mega Industries UHV clean room, or protection devices and auxiliary components for X, S, and C-Band based CLINACs, the team at Microwave Techniques is well-equipped to deliver a wide range of solutions.
An overview of our capabilities for medical linear accelerators includes:
- Current clients include medical LINAC specialists, PET and CT scanner OEM’s
- Direct access to Mega Industries components – gas barriers, vacuum products, phase shifters, loads, assemblies
- Advanced microwave engineering team focused on delivering next generation of components for medical LINACs
- Specialization in product development of 2.998 and 2.45 GHz waveguide components for medical linear accelerators
To learn more about our R&D programs in this market, or to discuss a specific product, please contact our support team. We look forward to learning about your operating environment, and finding solutions based on your needs.