Last week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, IBA Particle Therapy, a Florida subsidiary of IBA, a Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium firm, has unveiled a new, relatively more compact proton therapy system. The Proteus ONE is a single-room system with a gantry one third smaller than current offerings, in addition to a more compact cyclotron.
IBA’s latest innovation offers a considerably smaller treatment room that will help reduce costs substantially, minimize the space and shorten the installation time required to build a Proton Therapy center. In addition, the Proteus ONE™ offers integrated 3-D Cone Beam CT imaging that rotates around a patient capturing detailed tumor images.
The Proteus ONE™ is an even smaller, more affordable Proton Therapy treatment room for cancer patients than the Proteus Nano®, a two-room treatment solution introduced by IBA Particle Therapy in the fall of 2009. A significant advantage to the Proteus ONE™ development is its ability to leverage existing, proven IBA technology, including the Pencil Beam Scanning proton delivery method and advanced treatment planning software.