Pencil Beam Proton Therapy, also called pencil beam radiation, is an advanced proton therapy delivery technique with pinpoint precision. This precision makes pencil beam proton therapy ideal for treating complex cancers.

Precise treatment for complex cancers.

How Does Pencil Beam Scanning Work?

Pencil beam scanning, also referred to as IMPT, is a type of external beam radiation therapy utilizing magnets to steer the proton beam, creating a customized, three-dimensional delivery shape of the treatment area. During treatment, radiation is deposited layer-by-layer, like a 3D printer, conforming the dose to the specific shape of your tumor while reducing ancillary radiation doses to normal tissue.

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Proton therapy is effective in treating many cancer types.

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