March 18, 2014 — Mevion Medical Systems delivered its Mevion S250 proton therapy superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator to the physician-owned proton therapy center at First Coast Oncology in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Mevion S250 proton therapy system is a single-room, gantry-mounted proton accelerator. It is meant to free hospitals and private treatment facilities from the costs, prohibitive space requirements and cumbersome processes that to date have defined this effective treatment modality.
After a four-day journey from Mevion’s headquarters outside Boston, the accelerator was delivered and mounted onto its rotating gantry. Mevion’s installation team will complete the installation and move into acceptance testing and commission of the system this year.
The Mevion S250 is also installed at the Kling Proton Therapy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Four additional MEVION S250 proton therapy systems are under installation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.; University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
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