Technology | August 28, 2006

Proton Beam Gets FDA Green Light

The Probeat Proton Beam Therapy System by Hitachi recently got the green light from the FDA. Probeat delivers a proton beam, which reportedly allows for the delivery of radiation with greater accuracy than conventional energies for treating localized tumors and other conditions. Probeat was installed at M. D. Anderson in Texas. “Proton therapy was a natural next step for the Division of Radiation Oncology at M. D. Anderson, which has a long history of moving the discipline forward,” said Dr. James Cox, processor and head of the Division of Radiation Oncology at M. D. Anderson.

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