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.
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 system.
“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.”