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.

Mevion's proton therapy system.

Image courtesy of Ryan Ketterman

Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 09, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane

The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer has been in existence for over a century, tracing back to the early...

SAHMRI, proton therapy unit, South Australia, first in Southern Hemisphere
News | Proton Therapy | September 02, 2015

September 2, 2015 — Significant national and international momentum is building to include a...

Mevion S250, proton therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2015

On April 30, 2015, a major milestone was reached at Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Fla., when the first...

Mevion Medical Systems, joint venture, China, S250, proton therapy centers
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2015

August 6, 2015 — Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has entered into an investment agreement where up to...

IBA, Proteus One, compact proton therapy system, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center
News | Proton Therapy | July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015 — Teams at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, have achieved high levels of...

IBA, Proton Partners International, Proteus One, United Kingdom
News | Molecular Imaging | July 06, 2015

July 6, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) has signed three separate binding term sheets with Proton Partners...

Mevion, S250, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals, UH, proton therapy
News | Molecular Imaging | July 02, 2015

July 2, 2015 - Mevion Medical Systems announced delivery of the superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator for its...

proton therapy, Proton Therapy Center Czech, Europe, growing, PACS

Image courtesy of Proton Therapy Center Czech

News | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2015

July 1, 2015 - The continuing exploration of the benefits of...

IBA, Philips India, Apollo Proton Therapy Center, first in India
News | June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Royal Philips announced the signing of an exclusive agreement...

Hitachi, Probeat, Johns Hopkins, Sibley Memorial, proton beam therapy
News | June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 - Hitachi Ltd. announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine has selected Hitachi to provide its...

IBA, Academy on the Road, radiation therapy, training workshop

Shown here are some of the attending physicists participating in the set up of the Blue Phantom2 and LDA-99 Diode Array for an electron scan, which is required TG-106 protocol for annual and beam commissioning reports. Based upon feedback from attendees in all 5 sessions, the hands-on portion of our academy workshops is where it all comes together for practical use, says Tina Baker. This unique experience adds great value, and we are very happy to offer value-added programs.

Technology | June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful completion of its fifth IBA Academy on the...

Center for Biomedical Research, Ackerman Cancer Center, proton therapy, registry
News | June 08, 2015

June 8, 2015 - The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is partnering with the Ackerman Cancer Center as part of a...

Scripps, pencil beam scanning, proton center
News | June 04, 2015

June 4, 2015 - The nation's first and only ...

Original treatment plan

Figure 1: Original treatment plan

Case Study | June 04, 2015 | Sponsored by RaySearch Laboratories

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News | June 02, 2015

June 2, 2015 - New research has found that...

IBA, new feature, energy-related costs, proton therapy, cyclotron
News | June 01, 2015

June 1, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A) announced the release of an exclusive feature that reduces the power...

MEDraysintell, proton therapy, world market, third edition, $1 billion, 2019
Feature | May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 — For the first time the proton therapy world...

News | May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 — Provision Healthcare has signed a joint agreement with the Tianjin Taishan Cancer Hospital (...