IBA releases new rental solution for proton therapy

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Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has launched a new rental solution-MaxiPRO for proton therapy centers that will enable more hospitals and cancer centers to make proton therapy available for their cancer patients.

MaxiPRO is a rental offering that makes a fully operational Proteus proton therapy system available to qualified clients against a pre-determined monthly fee. The fee may cover the Proteus system, its installation, ancillary systems, the building and the operation and maintenance of the equipment or any part of the above, over an agreed upon period of time, according to IBA, headquartered in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Proton therapy is an alternative to x-ray radiation therapy for certain types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in which higher doses can be delivered to the tumor without increasing the risk of side effects and long-term complications, according to IBA.