The Beaumont Proton Therapy Center has one of the most innovative and comprehensive image-guidance systems for proton beam therapy on the market today. With pencil beam scanning optimized for intensity modulated proton therapy, proton therapy at Beaumont is not only fastest to deliver and but also has the best ability to spare healthy tissue.
The advantages of proton therapy at Beaumont include:
Beaumont is the first pencil beam scanning proton therapy center in Michigan optimized for intensity modulated proton therapy. With IMPT, doctors scan the tumor using the proton beam spot-by-spot and layer-by-layer. The beam is directed and delivered with such precision that healthy tissue and organs receive essentially no radiation dose. This results in fewer side effects and better quality of life for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Reduced side effects
With proton therapy, healthy tissue and organs receive substantially less radiation than with conventional radiation therapy. This results in fewer side effects and better quality of life for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Proton beams enter the body and deposit most of their energy directly in the tumor. Radiation oncologists are able to focus the energy of the proton beam within a tumor and deliver higher doses to the tumor site than would be possible with conventional radiation therapy. This leads to more precise therapy with a reduced risk of side effects.
Variety of tumors treated
Because the proton beams can be directed and delivered with such precision, proton therapy is ideal for tumors that are irregularly shaped or near critical organs and structures.
Lower incidence of secondary tumors
With proton therapy, because healthy tissue and organs receive virtually no radiation dose, the risk of radiation-induced secondary malignancies is significantly reduced.