Revolutionizing patient treatment begins with maximizing patient access to the benefits of proton therapy. Today, less than one percent of patients who can benefit from proton therapy have access to treatment. The cost of developing a proton treatment center, whether it is a one-room or a multi-room center, requires too great a financial investment. To provide greater access, the capital cost of developing a proton center must be significantly reduced.
FDA-cleared, in-room diagnostic quality 4D CT is integrated with an adaptive therapy workflow, and combined with pencil beam scanning, ensuring the treatment plan is always updated and delivered to the patient with unprecedented precision.
The benefits of treating patients in the seated position include more precise proton beam delivery, better clinical outcomes, as well as greater patient comfort, less internal organ movement, better saliva drainage and a easier breathing for asthmatic and other patients experiencing impaired breathing.
It may also deliver less collateral radiation to sensitive organs while enabling greater accuracy in proton beam delivery. Adult and pediatric patients who will initially benefit from this clinical breakthrough will be those treated for cancers of the lung, breast, chest, head and neck, and lower torso.
Our fully integrated, motion management, real-time approach combines Six-Degree-of-Freedom robotic positioning system, constant radio- and fluoro-scopic imaging, and positioning software. As a result, the tumor will always be at the treatment iso-center.
The proprietary software links the in-room CT treatment planning determinations with treatment delivery parameters for real time adaptive therapy. The software integrates and controls all the subsystems by keeping the proton beam constantly on the tumor site. There is minimum patient movement between treatment planning and treatment delivery, ensuring precise delivery of the proton beam to the intended tumor site. The imaging system assures proper patient positioning in real time from treatment planning to beam delivery.
Scanning makes IMPT possible. With scanning, dose distributions are varied voxel by voxel. By varying the beam intensity or the speed of the scan, or both, the dose is painted non-uniformly on a field-by-field basis to yield an overall uniform target dose. The scanning technique allows clinicians to tailor treatments to improve dose conformity, reduce integral dose, or both. Patient position and anatomical positioning are critical with PBS. The P-Cure system maximizes the benefits of the PBS by adapting treatment planning to treatment delivery therapy.
The P-Cure technology eliminates the need for gantry and:
Whether developing a one-room center, a one-room expandable center, or a multi-room center, no other offering for technology and construction can match the advantages and the lower cost of a center that incorporates the P-Cure solution.