Providing Less Invasive Cancer Treatments with Hitachi’s Proton Therapy System
Driven by their commitment to help people all over the world, Hitachi drew on years of experience in accelerator technologies and techniques in establishing stable operations at facilities to swiftly develop its high energy proton therapy system. The result is a highly effective cancer therapy system that accurately irradiates tumors, resulting in far less damage to surrounding tissue when compared to conventional radiation treatments. Furthermore, Hitachi has developed the capability to deliver high energy proton beams to tumors in motion due to patient respiration. This innovation was recently recognized with the highest honor for inventions in Japan, the Imperial Invention Prize. As cancer becomes more prevalent throughout society, the demand for more advanced, less invasive treatments is expected to increase.