Previous generations of technology were monolithic, expensive and heavy – some requiring special cranes, transport, and even bridge reinforcements. They have been difficult to finance, inefficient to operate, and limited in capabilities — relying mostly on scattered proton beams. Shielding requirements were daunting and facilities to house and operate the equipment were immense. These obstacles discouraged many local hospitals from considering this technology in the past. The scaled-down facility and equipment costs of the Radiance 330® system constitute a financially viable project, making community-based proton
therapy a reality.
Since radiation shielding requirements for a Radiance 330® are substantially less than that of monolithic and expensive previous generations in comparison, this proton therapy system can be added as an extension to an existing or remodeled radiotherapy center or configured as a stand-alone facility. The system is highly modular and scalable. This new generation technology represents the greatest financial viability for a proton therapy center today, with lower capital and operational costs for major considerations such as structural, equipment, utilities and those associated with clinical processes.
Reliable System, Local Support
The robust and efficient design of the Radiance 330® results in easier and faster system maintenance. The system has been built to maximize uptime, with simplified maintenance and increased serviceability. When the synchrotron needs attention, there is no need to wait for accelerator “cool-down” as with previous generations of cyclotron technology. And synchrotron magnets are external to the beam pipe, so ProTom engineers do not have to take down or break the vacuum to do routine accelerator maintenance or service procedures. This reliable and advanced system offers you peace-of-mind, knowing that your patients will not be kept waiting for proton treatments.
We are committed to a new generation of financially viable proton therapy centers equipped with advanced, modern technology so that you can stay on the leading edge of cancer treatment and provide proton therapy to your patients close to home.