Radiation therapy faces the challenge of delivering a lethal dose to cancerous tissue while avoiding the collateral damage of toxic doses to healthy tissues.
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy with a superior ability to target tumors with a relatively low dose deposition to the healthy.
Currently X-ray or CT images are used for treatment planning with proton radiation therapy which compromises the advantage of proton therapy:
• CT and X-ray absorption power to proton stopping power can be patient- and tissue-specific
• Uncertainty in the range to the tumor is creating a risk of complications by depositing the more effective protons into healthy tissue.
Proton imaging is the revolutionary component: The use of direct measurements of individual patient-specific proton ranges to achieve the full potential of proton therapy to precisely target tumors.
Drastical reduction of uncertanty margin
Directly measuring proton stopping power.
Lower dose to the patient
Relative to equivalent X-ray images (10 times less).
Image metallic implants
Proton imaging is able to accurately image metallic implants
Our technology can help provide the radiation oncologist with more options. It is not only the reduced uncertainty margins and the possibility of more economical complex treatment plans that are valuable, but also the confidence arising from a direct confirmation that the dose will be delivered as prescribed.