Clinical Patient Treatment At The PSI Institute

Compared to regular radiation therapy with X-rays, the proton therapy allows an even more precise localisation of the dose and therefore a high therapeutical efficiency with fewer side effects. Thus, it is highly significant when treating tumors that are located closely to important organs, for instance in the area of the head.

In November 2013, the „Gantry 2“ has started its clinical patient treatment. The applied high speed, intensity-modulated 3D-scanning method is globally unique. We congratulate the PSI Institute on this big success!

The beam control and the continuous monitoring of the beam parameters function with a system cycle of 10 us and ensure the highly precise and safe radiation. We are very pleased, that this innovative system – to which SCS contributed core parts in a common project– is now clinically operative in order to bring forth healing to the patients.

 

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Construction of Gantry 2 at PSI at an early stag.

 

Web-Links:

http://p-therapie.web.psi.ch/gantry2.html

http://erice2011.na.infn.it/TalkContributions/Meer.pdf

 

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