[ RadSafe ] Is the Future Bright for Proton Therapy?

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 6 09:20:32 CDT 2007

Thanks.  When you get beyond basic science, e.g.,
funds from government or research grants, new
technology may still be held back by costs. 
Consortiums are definitely the way to go.  Of course,
Medicare reimbursements help in medical care.

-- John

--- Chris Alston <ALSTONCJ at gunet.georgetown.edu>

> John
> Yes.  There is new technology.  The basic cost of a
> facility has, very recently, come down by about a
> factor of four.  E.g., Swedish Med Center, in
> Seattle, is installing a machine, in partnership
> with other institutions, for about US$22M.  Check
> out the Clinatron 250, by Still River Systems.
> Cheers
> cja
> >>> John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> 10/01/07
> 10:54PM >>> 
> Is the Future Bright for Proton Therapy?
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