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Cancer / Oncology Treatments


Proton Therapy

WHAT’S PROTON THERAPY?

Proton Therapy is a type of radiation treatment — a therapy that utilizes high-energy beams to treat tumors. Proton Therapy is a newly discovered radiation treatment that utilizes energy from protons (Positively charged particles). Proton Therapy uses protons rather than x-rays to treat cancer.

Proton beam therapy is very precise and ultra-modern radiation treatment for tumors (cancers & noncancerous). The therapy is only targeted on the tumor and the radiation doesn’t reach to the healthy tissue that surrounds it.

It is a type of radiation treatment targeted at tumor cells with the aim of destroying it. Proton beam therapy make use of protons rather than X-rays to forward highly energized proton beams that can target tumors with more accuracy than x-rays.

 

WHAT KINDS OF TUMOR(S) CAN BE TREATED WITH PROTON THERAPY?

Proton beam therapy is used to treat both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. This therapy is safe for both children and adults. The value of proton beam therapy becomes indispensable while treating brain & spinal cord tumors in children who often experience intense side effects from toxic cancer treatment & therapies.

Proton beam therapy treats:

  • Benign Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Head/neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Breast Cancer

 

HOW PROTON BEAM THERAPY WORKS?

PEERLESS PRECISION & PERFORMANCE

 

 

                 

Step1 - Exponential Energization

 

 

Step 2- Targeted Bursts

 

 

 

Step 3 - Peak Precision

 

 

 

Step 4 - Minimum Side Effects & Quicker Recovery

 

Protons are expedited in a machine called the cyclotron which results inside the particles turning into enormously energized. Protons carry a charge and mass that is usually higher than photons used in conventional radiology.

 

The beam then enters the treatment room through the gantry. The 360-degree revolving gantry smooth the path for delivery from any angle; allowing the proton beams to target the most complex and hard to access tumours.

 

The protons reach the targeted region and sluggish down sufficiently to let out a burst of energy. State-of-the-art Pencil Beam Scanning supplies the radiation dosage pixel by pixel, making sure peak precision.

 

In proton therapy, the rate of the protons is regulated to make sure the burst occurs at the exact site of the tumour, minimizing harm to healthy tissue around it. This consequences in minimal side effects, faster recovery and a better high quality.

 

 

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