proton therapy


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proton therapy

A type of particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue.
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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Proton Therapy market to grow at a CAGR of 9.50 percent over the period 2013-2018.
Metz, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine commented: "We are very excited to be the first proton therapy center in the world to provide the CBCT 3D imaging solution.
"Without the proton therapy and the staff at PTC, I don't think he would be here today.
UK patients with eye tumours deemed eligible for proton therapy are referred to Clatterbridge, which is the only NHS hospital using the technology on eye cancers.
While proton therapy is more expensive than traditional radiation, Mr.
The Ministry will refer patients to SAH Care, the international medical services subsidiary of SAH Global, which currently coordinates and arranges treatment in its global network of proton therapy centers, the statement said.
Today, the new $225 million Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, one of eight therapy sites in the United States and the only one in the region, is open for business.
"This flagship Proton Therapy centre in Qatar is the first in a number of critical steps in our global cancer strategy.
It's a standard treatment available at most hospitals and is less expensive and more convenient than proton therapy. The latter requires special equipment and facilities, as well as additional training for staff, especially when it comes to treating children.
Proton therapy is a kind of radiotherapy which intensively irradiates the proton, the atomic nucleus of hydrogen, which has been accelerated to a state of high energy.
To date proton therapy is said to have benefitted more than 60,000 patients.
This license, the first of its kind in the Middle East, promises to promote Proton Therapy as a less-invasive and innovative cancer treatment.

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