IBA introduces compact proton cancer therapy system
9 Nov 2010
IBA Particle Therapy has introduced the Proteus ONE, a
smaller, more efficient and cost-effective proton therapy system for
cancer treatment centres.
This single-room system is roughly one-third the size of the current
gantry configuration and offers a smaller cyclotron, a shorter
proton-beam route from the cyclotron to the treatment room, and a
more compact gantry.
The new system requires a considerably smaller treatment room
that will help reduce costs substantially, minimize the space and
shorten the installation time required to build a Proton Therapy
center. In addition, it offers integrated 3-D Cone Beam CT imaging
that rotates around a patient, capturing detailed tumour images.
The IBA Proteus ONE system
A significant advantage to the Proteus ONE development is its
ability to leverage existing IBA technology, including the Pencil
Beam Scanning proton delivery method and advanced treatment control
“Proteus ONE extends the range of possibilities IBA systems offer
to the health community, reducing the cost of Particle Therapy,”
said IBA Founder Yves Jongen. “While Proteus 235 remains the most
advanced and adaptable Proton Therapy system on the market, Proteus
ONE will allow more patients to benefit from IBA technology.”