Proton Therapy Technology Review: The advantages of treating in an open gantry environment

Proton therapy
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18.10.2018

Clinical experience from the first compact IMPT proton therapy center

The Willis-Knighton Health System, headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, is a not-for-profit community healthcare corporation with four general acute care hospitals and affiliate relationships with several rural hospitals.

Under the leadership of Lane R. Rosen, M.D and using the open gantry Proteus®ONE solution with Philips’ Ambient Experience, the clinical team has treated a multitude of malignancies such as brain, breast, lung, prostate, cervical, central nervous system, gynecological and gastrointestinal tumors.

"PBS-based PT can be safely and efficiently delivered to a wide variety of body sites using both volumetric/CBCT and stereoscopic image guidance. An open gantry compact design increases our ability to offer treatment for a large range of indications."

Terry Wu, Ph.D., Chief Physicist, Willis-Knighton Health System

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PDF iconIllustration of the treatment of a non-coplanar field with Proteus®ONE

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