Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is well established for the treatment of localized cancer tumors, especially when there are vital organs close by. This healthy tissue sparing makes it the method of choice for maintaining quality of life and especially for treating children. The proton beam delivery is fast and painless.

Proton therapy centers worldwide use Pyramid sensors, electronics, and software. Pyramid offers products for complete systems, sub-systems, or components. For more information see our Pencil Beam Scanning Brochure

Ion Chambers

The ionization chamber or ion chamber is conceptually the simplest of all gas-filled radiation detectors, and is widely used for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. It is the preferred device for proton therapy dose and beam position monitoring due to a combination of robustness, gain stability, very low material budget in the beam path and availability of large continuous sensing areas.

Pyramid offers a wide range of ionization chambers for proton and heavy ion therapy applications. Advanced electrode coating and patterning allows the creation of precise strip and pixel patterns for position readout. A wide range of sensitive areas and electrode gaps is provided to suit different system geometries and beam currents.

Magnetics

Pyramid offers high speed scanning magnets and Hall probes suitable for pencil beam scanning proton therapy systems. We are experienced at implementing the control systems for particle accelerators and their beamlines. Our devices are proven in the accelerator beamline environments.

Pyramid is pleased to work with FMB-Oxford Ltd to supply products to the international synchrotron light source beamline community.

Control Systems

Pyramid devices are modular and pefect for distributed control systems. Easy to use software and networking make prototyping and integration rapid. Pyramid provides long term customer support and high reliability for final production systems.

Our devices can tolerate high levels of HF, RF and transient electrical noise. The real time fiber optic communications between controllers and front-end devices are completely immune to electrical interference. Fiber optics can also span voltage gaps of hundreds of kilovolts. An example application is control of the power supplies in the the high voltage terminal of an accelerator ion source.

Advanced Manufacturing

The specialized nature of Pyramid's products requires equally specialized manufacturing and and test systems. Pyramid has created unique solutions for manufacturing and testing ionization chambers, beam diagnostics and advanced measurement electronics. A high degree of automation ensures performance and consistency, but our experienced test engineers always have the final say when it comes to the quality of the products we supply.

Regulatory Standards

Pyramid Technical Consultants, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 (Certificate No. FM 591212) and ISO 13485 (Certificate No. FM 637614) registered company.

Pyramid products are CE marked for compliance with the Low-voltage and Machinery Directives. Pyramid manufacturing uses RoHS-compatible materials and processes.