Tumors can be treated using ion-beam radio-therapy. Ions are accelerated to precisely controlled speeds in a particle accelerator. They penetrate into the body, almost without harming healthy tissue until their energy is released in the tumor destroying the malignant cells. Robert Kaderka explains how this therapy works and how he and his colleagues at the GSI biophysics department are further developing the method.
I did the animation for the Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften.
Filmed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung.
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