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The first private-hospital based proton therapy center in Korea; status of the Proton Therapy Center at Samsung Medical Center

Authors
 Kwangzoo Chung  ;  Youngyih Han  ;  Jinsung Kim  ;  Sung Hwan Ahn  ;  Sang Gyu Ju  ;  Sang Hoon Jung  ;  Yoonsun Chung  ;  Sungkoo Cho  ;  Kwanghyun Jo  ;  Eun Hyuk Shin  ;  Chae-Seon Hong  ;  Jung Suk Shin  ;  Seyjoon Park  ;  Dae-Hyun Kim  ;  Hye Young Kim  ;  Boram Lee  ;  Gantaro Shibagaki  ;  Hideki Nonaka  ;  Kenzo Sasai  ;  Yukio Koyabu  ;  Changhoon Choi  ;  Seung Jae Huh  ;  Yong Chan Ahn  ;  Hong Ryull Pyo  ;  Do Hoon Lim  ;  Hee Chul Park  ;  Won Park  ;  Dong Ryul Oh  ;  Jae Myung Noh  ;  Jeong Il Yu  ;  Sanghyuk Song  ;  Ji Eun Lee  ;  Bomi Lee  ;  Doo Ho Choi 
Citation
 RADIATION ONCOLOGY JOURNAL, Vol.33(4) : 337-343, 2015 
Journal Title
RADIATION ONCOLOGY JOURNAL
ISSN
 2234-1900 
Issue Date
2015
Keywords
Particle accelerator ; Proton beam therapy ; Proton therapy ; Radiation oncology
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to describe the proton therapy system at Samsung Medical Center (SMC-PTS) including the proton beam generator, irradiation system, patient positioning system, patient position verification system, respiratory gating system, and operating and safety control system, and review the current status of the SMC-PTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SMC-PTS has a cyclotron (230 MeV) and two treatment rooms: one treatment room is equipped with a multi-purpose nozzle and the other treatment room is equipped with a dedicated pencil beam scanning nozzle. The proton beam generator including the cyclotron and the energy selection system can lower the energy of protons down to 70 MeV from the maximum 230 MeV. RESULTS: The multi-purpose nozzle can deliver both wobbling proton beam and active scanning proton beam, and a multi-leaf collimator has been installed in the downstream of the nozzle. The dedicated scanning nozzle can deliver active scanning proton beam with a helium gas filled pipe minimizing unnecessary interactions with the air in the beam path. The equipment was provided by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd., RayStation from RaySearch Laboratories AB is the selected treatment planning system, and data management will be handled by the MOSAIQ system from Elekta AB. CONCLUSION: The SMC-PTS located in Seoul, Korea, is scheduled to begin treating cancer patients in 2015.
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DOI
10.3857/roj.2015.33.4.337
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiation Oncology (방사선종양학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Jinsung(김진성) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1415-6471
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/155661
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