PROTON THERAPY CENTER - Treatment Technology

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Treatment Technology

The Proton Center is equipped with superior technology from Belgian company IBA (Ion Beam Application), one of the leading companies on the market. The center is equipped with a cyclotron and five treatment rooms; three of which use a moving beam (known as a 'gantry'), one with a fixed beam and one room for irradiating tumors of the eye. Various investigations are utilised in order to establish the extent and location of the tumor, such as CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic
Resonance Imaging) and PET/CT (an examination combining both Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography), together with additional equipment for generating a virtual simulation.

Images from these technologies are combined together to form an irradiation treatment plan.
Patient preparation (i.e. immobilisation of the body on a patient transport trolley) takes place outside of
treatment rooms, and a state-of-the-art automatic transport system (PatLog™) moves patients to treatment rooms. An Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) system is also available to precisely target tumors immediately prior to treatment. 

 

 

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