ProNova Solutions, a division of Provision Healthcare based in Tennessee, won FDA clearance for its ProNova SC360 proton therapy system. It took the firm only four years to develop the system and get it cleared, but Tennessee is famous for its high energy physics expertise, going back to the Manhattan Project. The first SC360 installation already happened at the Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, TN and the first patients are expected to be treated in the coming year.
The ProNova SC360 allows patients to be treated at any angle without having to move them, instead directing the beam to come from any direction chosen by the clinical team. This should allow for faster treatment times as patients don’t have to be repositioned to deliver energy from different angles.
It features pencil beam scanning and a built-in cone-beam CT for imaging the patients. Positron emission tomography (PET) capabilities are optionally available as well.
The system is designed to be able to power two treatment rooms at the same time, but single and three-room options can be made available as well.
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