Proton Therapy

Proton therapy, or proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. At a high energy, the positively charged particles can destroy cancer cells.

This photo shows an IBA proton therapy gantry suite. Currently there are about 10 operational proton beam systems in the United States.

Feature | May 03, 2012 | Scott Branton and Tobias Gilk
Miniaturization is everywhere in imaging. Portable X-ray. Rolling, rapid scan computed tomography (CT). Handheld...
Feature | April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 — A controversial conclusion reached in the study “Comparative effectiveness of intensity modulated...
News | March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012 – Underscoring a united commitment to advancing patient care for the treatment of cancer, ProCure...
News | March 16, 2012
March 14, 2012 - Mevion Medical Systems announced today it received CE mark certification for the Mevion S250 Proton...
News | February 24, 2012
February 23, 2012 — Accelitech LLC announced its inaugural proton therapy project. The treatment center project, now...
News | February 23, 2012
February 23, 2012 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that it entered into an agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital...
Technology | February 22, 2012
February 21, 2012 — Clarity soft tissue visualization system now provides an autoscan option for automated ultrasound...
News | January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems announced a $77 million order with Saudi Particle Therapy Centre LLC to equip...
News | January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has closed a $45 million investment from ProQuest...
Technology | November 02, 2011
November 2, 2011 — Mevion Medical Systems announced it has delivered the world's first superconducting synchrocyclotron...
Videos | Proton Therapy | October 18, 2011
IBA ProteusONE offers uncompromised treatment solutions enabling physicians to leverage the clinical effectiveness of...
Technology | September 27, 2011
September 27, 2011 – Continual visual verification that a tumor is being accurately targeted during a radiotherapy...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2011
IBA showcased its noninvasive radiation oncology treatment systems during the American Association of Physicists in...
News | May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011 – Varian Medical Systems is highlighting its ProBeam proton therapy system and Eclipse treatment planning...
News | May 09, 2011
May 10, 2011 – Hitachi Ltd. announced it entered into an agreement to provide Mayo Clinic with its proton beam therapy...
News | April 04, 2011
April 4, 2011 – The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland and Elekta are collaborating to further develop...
Videos | Proton Therapy | March 22, 2011
IBA introduced its new Proteus One proton treatment system during ASTRO 2010. It is about one-third the size of current...
News | March 10, 2011
March 10, 2011 – The CDH Proton Center in suburban Chicago can now treat a wider variety of cancer tumors with the...
News | January 03, 2011
January 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for software used for planning...
Technology | November 22, 2010
IBA introduced its new Proteus One proton treatment system during ASTRO 2010. It is about one-third the size of...