News | Proton Therapy | May 25, 2022

Proof of feasibility of downsizing to the world's smallest size, and moved to final confirmation for application for PMDA approval

The ultra-compact proton therapy system used in the POC (Photo: Business Wire)

The ultra-compact proton therapy system used in the POC (Photo: Business Wire)


May 25, 2022 — B dot Medical Inc. and Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University (RCNP) have conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) of the ultra-compact proton therapy system under development and confirmed that the proton beam generated by an accelerator was bent inside the superconducting bending magnet in the system and irradiated to the isocenter (*1). That proves the feasibility of the development concept of downsizing the device and is a major step forward in improving access to cancer treatment with fewer side effects.

This POC was conducted as part of the International Joint Usage/Research Center program promoted by the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP) at Osaka University and is also the first experimental research using the upgraded AVF cyclotron beam at the Accelerator Facility of the RCNP. In the POC, the proton beam generated by the accelerator was passed through a superconducting bending magnet (*2) developed in-house, and it was confirmed that the proton beam was irradiated to the isocenter by being bent to an arbitrary angle in the bending magnet.

For more information: https://bdotmed.co.jp/en/

References:

*1

The Isocenter is the intersection of each mechanical rotation axis.

 

In radiation therapy, it refers to the area where the radiation is most concentrated.

 

(by “Guidelines of Physical and Technological Quality Assurance for Particle Beam Therapy”)

 

 

*2

Press release, June 25, 2021

 

“B dot Medical Successfully Develops Compact Bending Magnet for Proton Beam Using Superconducting Technology”

 

https://bdotmed.co.jp/en/news/20210625/

Related Content

News | Radiology Business

June 29, 2022 — Siemens Healthineers and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced a new alliance, aimed ...

Time June 29, 2022
arrow
News | Radiation Oncology

June 27, 2022 — Neutron Therapeutics, Inc (NT) and the University Hospital of Brussels (H.U.B) today announced that they ...

Time June 28, 2022
arrow
News | Contrast Media

June 23, 2022 — Supply chain disruptions have created critical shortages of Omnipaque (iohexol) and Visipaque (iodixanol ...

Time June 23, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 22, 2022 — Andrei Iagaru, MD, FACNM, professor of radiology (nuclear medicine) and chief of the Division of Nuclear ...

Time June 22, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 22, 2022 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recognized 15 new SNMMI Fellows on Monday, June 13 ...

Time June 22, 2022
arrow
News | PET Imaging

June 21, 2022 — Markus Schwaiger, MD, a scientist known for his contributions to cardiac PET imaging, has been named as ...

Time June 21, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 21, 2022 — Krystle W. Glasgow, MIS, CNMT, NMTCB(CT), NMAA, FSNMMI-TS, instructor and clinical coordinator at the ...

Time June 20, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 16, 2022 — Cathy Sue Cutler, PhD, FSNMMI, director of the medical isotope research and production program at ...

Time June 16, 2022
arrow
News | SPECT Imaging

June 15, 2022 — A cardiac SPECT imaging system performs scans 10 to 100 times faster than current SPECT systems ...

Time June 15, 2022
arrow
News | PET Imaging

June 15, 2022 — Poor functional outcomes after a heart attack can be predicted with a new PET imaging agent, 68Ga-FAPI ...

Time June 15, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now