ProBeam Compact Single-Room Proton Therapy Solution With the ProBeam System, clinicians can take advantage of Varian’s first-in-the-industry expertise in pencil beam scanning, which offers more precise control from the beam to the targeted tumor. In addition, a single-room system requires significantly less space than a multi-room proton therapy center, fitting into an area the size of a tennis court or about 20 parking spaces. ProBeam Multi-Room Proton Therapy System Some centers may opt for a multi-room proton center with its capacity to treat higher numbers of patients. Others may choose a compact, single-room system. Varian’s ProBeam system delivers the same technologically advanced pencil beam scanning therapy—as well as a fully rotational gantry, a single integrated console, and other advanced functions—regardless of the number of treatment rooms. Brief Look at Pencil Beam Scanning Advantages Varian stands apart from other proton therapy systems in that it uses pencil beam scanning exclusively. With the ability to program pencil beam scanning to the precise depth of the tumor, clinicians are now able to achieve the following:
- Deliver higher radiation doses with increased conformity and speed of the dose than experienced with scattering proton technology.
- Sculpt doses to the complex shapes that reflect the contour of the tumors
- Treat tumors in difficult locations, for example tumors that are surrounded by critical, healthy tissue and organs
- Can often reduce the side effects common in traditional radiotherapy, due to sparing of healthy tissues