Hitachi to supply first Compact Proton Therapy System
Hitachi, Ltd. has recently received an order for the compact proton therapy system from Tokushukai Medical Group, and the system will be installed at Shonan Kamakura Advanced Medical Centre, which is planned to be built near Shonan Kamakura General Hospital. This is the first order for Hitachi’s dedicated compact proton therapy system. Following the expansion of demand for proton therapy system with minimized footprint worldwide, Hitachi has developed dedicated single room proton therapy system (Single Room Solution). Single Room Solution features optimized system configuration, reducing the footprint to 70 per cent of conventional solution, realizing installation in urban limited areas and contributing to lower the initial cost and shorten the lead time. Other features include spot scanning technology for treating certain forms of cancer and full rotating gantry with cone beam CT for precise patient positioning, sustaining high performance technologies in minimized footprint. Hitachi has been proactively promoting particle therapy business worldwide, supplying worldclass facilities around the world with its highly reliable and proven particle therapy systems, which have treated more than 16,000 patients.