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.

Varian, proton therapy, ProBeam system, Delray Medical Center, South Florida
News | Proton Therapy | April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 — Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, Fla., has reached agreement with Proton International (PI) to...

Mevion S250, proton therapy, UF Health Cancer Center Orlando Health, American Shared Hospital Services
News | Proton Therapy | April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 — Physicians have begun treating patients with the Mevion S250...

IBA, Proteus One, accelerator, proton therapy, Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, France
News | Proton Therapy | April 05, 2016

April 5, 2016 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has recently received CE mark authorization of its new supra...

Proton Therapy treatment planning for spine and base of brain of pediatric patient Ashya King.

The proton treatment plan for 5-year-old Ashya King, who made headlines in 2014 after his parents were arrested for taking him from a National Health Service (NHS) hospital in the U.K. and bringing him to a proton therapy center in the Czech Republic for treatment. Proton therapy was not available in the U.K. The boys cancer went into complete remission after the proton treatments. This treatment plan, overlaid on the CT scan, shows the proton delivery zones without penetration into health tissue in the child's thorax or abdomen. 

Feature | Proton Therapy | April 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As proton therapy becomes more widely available,...

IBA, Belgium, first proton therapy center, UZ Leuven, KU Leuven, Proteus One
News | Proton Therapy | March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced it has signed a contract with the University Hospitals...

Hitachi Probeat-V protont beam therapy system, PBT, Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona
News | Proton Therapy | March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that Mayo Clinic in Phoenix began treating patients this week with its...

Maryland Proton Treatment Center, MPTC, first patients treated
News | Proton Therapy | February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 — The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) announced that the Maryland Proton...

Mevion S250, proton therapy, Medstar Georgetown installation, Washington D.C.
News | Proton Therapy | February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016 – A superconducting synchrocyclotron proton accelerator was delivered Valentine’s Day weekend to...

University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM SOM, Maryland Proton Alliance, MPA, proton therapy
News | Proton Therapy | February 04, 2016

February 4, 2016 — The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) announced the establishment of the...

MEDraysintell, nuclear medicine, proton therapy, brachytherapy, global markets, 2030
News | Radiation Therapy | February 03, 2016

February 3, 2016 — The nuclear medicine, proton therapy and brachytherapy markets represent less than 0.1 percent of...

proton treatment planning, prostate

This proton treatment plan created with the Varian Eclipse software illustrates how protons interact with a patient's tissues in a prostate cancer case. The red shows the delivery of the protons to the target where the maximum amount of energy is deposited in the patient. To deliver protons on target, CT scans are used to determine the proton stopping power of the tissues the beam passes through to determine the proton velocity needed. 

Feature | Proton Therapy | January 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As proton therapy becomes more widely available, imaging for the development of proton treatment plans will become...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Proton Therapy | January 22, 2016

At ASTRO 2015, Mevion highlighted the exceptional results its customers are seeing with the Mevion S250 Series...

MEDraysintell, proton therapy, global sales 2015
News | Proton Therapy | January 07, 2016

January 7, 2016 — MEDraysintell noticed that in 2015 global...

News | Proton Therapy | December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has signed a contract with TMS (Tomorrow Medical Systems Co. Ltd...

Hitachi, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center
News | Proton Therapy | December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened the St. Jude Red Frog...

military vet
News | Proton Therapy | December 07, 2015

November 7, 2015 —As the nation prepares to honor its military this Veteran’s Day, physician-scientists at Loma...

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Now Treating Patients
News | Radiation Oncology | November 23, 2015

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that the newly opened Texas Center for Proton Therapy is now treating...

Mevion S250mx, Los Angeles Proton Center, three-room proton therapy system

Image courtesy of Mevion Medical Systems

News | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 – Mevion Medical Systems is announcing the Los Angeles Proton Center is building a three-room...

gold nanoparticles, GNP, radiation therapy boost, AAPM, Medical Physics
News | Radiation Therapy | November 03, 2015

November 3, 2015 — Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) can increase the effectiveness of...