This Proscan-page shows entry points to some articles composed by Urs Rohrer about themes concerning PSI's Proscan project.
Proscan is PSI's proton therapy research project for investigating
medical cancer therapy by irradiating deep-seated tumours
with protons. Proscan stands also for a collaboration of international interest between PSI and industrial partners. A 3D-drawing
of the final status of the Proscan layout in PSI's NA-hall is also given. Proscan mainly consists of a 250 MeV
superconducting cyclotron, a degrader station for variable energy modulation, 2 gantries, an Optis (Ocular tumor proton therapy),
an experimental area and the interconnecting proton transfer beam lines. Tumor irradiations with
Gantry-1 have been done successfully
for about 10 years with PSI's 590 MeV high intensity cyclotron. The first half year of 2006 has been used to switch in a complicated task
Gantry-1's proton beam source from the 590 MeV cyclotron
to Proscan's own new 250 MeV cyclotron. First treatment of patients with the Proscan facility had started
towards the end of 2006.
Proscan project layout studies at PSI done by Urs Rohrer