July 30, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton therapy solution in Japan. The first installation took place at the Hokkaido Ohno Memorial Hospital in Sapporo and the other at the Narita Memorial Proton Center in Toyohashi. Both installations were successful, according to the company, as the Hokkaido Ohno Memorial Hospital installation took less than 12 months and the Narita Memorial Proton Center installation took less than 11 months.
Hokkaido Ohno Memorial Hospital expects to start treating its first patient in the coming weeks, whilst Narita Memorial Proton Center plans to start treatment in September 2018.
The single room Proteus One solution, installed and maintained by IBA, offers a truly compact intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) system. The unique open gantry environment is designed to facilitate the treatment workflow for radiation therapists and optimize the patient experience by providing a comfortable and soothing environment. Its compact design makes it easy to install, integrate, operate and finance.
Makoto Narita, M.D., chairman, Narita Memorial Hospital in Toyohashi added: “We were able to open the Proton Therapy Center in a very small space downtown thanks to the compact design of the Proteus One manufactured by IBA. This convenient location means that outpatient treatment emphasizing social life becomes possible. We will continue working together with IBA to provide the most advanced and patient-friendly proton therapy treatment available.”
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