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Technologies to expand the potentials of Heavy ion therapy

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We offer equipment with leading technologies in order to realize new potentials of Heavy ion therapy along with our customers. By using the heavy ion respiratory-gated 3D scanning irradiation and the superconducting rotating gantry technologies, we are able to further expand the potentials of the treatment.

High-precision irradiation for complex-shaped tumors

Pencil beam scanning irradiation technology

The 3D scanning irradiation for Heavy ion therapy developed by Toshiba is a method which irradiates tumors as if a thin pencil beam quickly coated the target. This method allows us to not only respond to complex-shaped tumors but also perform high-precision and efficient irradiation.

Pencil-form beam irradiation technology
Courtesy of Kanagawa Cancer Center

Real time monitoring

You can monitor the patient's treatment using Toshiba's beam monitoring system. When a therapeutic irradiation is going on, the beam position and the fluence condition in each slice are displayed on the monitor on a real time basis.

Responds to moving organ

"Lung cancer" "Liver cancer"

Courtesy of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology/National Institute of Radiological Sciences

Respiratory-gated irradiation system

Cases of organs that move along with respiration, such as lung, liver, and pancreas are common in radiothrapy. Combining the respiratory-gated irradiation technology with real-time target images by the obligue X-ray imaging and the rescanning technology, Toshiba has realized fast and accurate irradiation with uniform dose on moving organs as well.

Sparing healthy tissue

Courtesy of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology/National Institute of Radiological Sciences

Rotating gantry

Toshiba has successfully developed the world's smallest* rotating gantry in the field of Heavy ion therapy by using superconducting technologies. Through the 360° rotation, you can now target tumors from any desired direction.
*As of October 1, 2017

The rotating gantry has the following advantages;
To spare healthy tissue
To reduce patient's burden
To reproduce the patient's position
To reduce the patient positioning time
To minimize the deformation of organs

Equipment design that realizes safe treatment

To prioritize patients' safety, the conditions of the entire equipment are constantly monitored. In case any abnormality is detected, the interlock system swiftly stops the beam provision. The user interface, which has been designed to minimize human errors, enables medical staff to operate the system with a sense of safety.

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