Heavy-ion therapy is also expected to be effective against cancers which are resistant to conventional x-ray radiation therapy such as sarcoma and adenocarcinoma, locally advanced cancers, and deep-seated cancers.
*1 Heavy-ion beam:
In a broad sense, heavy ion beams include beams of any particles that are heavier than electrons. In Japanese heavy ion radiotherapy, the term "heavy ion beam" indicates a nucleus (heavy ion) beam of any atom that is heavier than helium (He), or that has an atomic number larger than that of helium. For almost 20 years in Japan, carbon ion beams have been used for heavy ion beam therapy. At present, therefore, "heavy ion beams" indicates "carbon ion beams.
※Reference to the definition of heavy-ion beam by Particle Radiotherapy Promotion Group(P-RAP)
*2 PMDA Approval No.：23000BZX00286000
Aiming to realize patient-friendly cancer therapy - Co-creation with Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center -
Treatment room to put patients at ease
- 2018 GOOD DESIGN AWARD (Japan)
- 2019 iF Design Award (Germany)
Heavy-ion Therapy System HyBEAT Major specification
- Scanning system : standard
- Image Guided Patient Positioning System(3D/3D, 3D/2D) : standard
- Real-time Image Gating System for Carbon-ion : optional
- Respiratory Gating System : optional
By downsizing the synchrotron accelerator, Hitachi can provide a compact system that can be installed even in the middle of crowded cities.
- the world‘s smallest 430 MeV/u synchrotron
- Reduction of equipment space by placing the injector inside the synchrotron
- ※Specifications are subject to change without notice.