Heavy ions (carbon ions) are accelerated up to 70% of light speed and are subsequently irradiated into deep tumors within the patient. The procedure is painless.
The medical accelerator being introduced into Gunma University is designed as a relatively compact prototype for installation in several regions throughout Japan. This project has received worldwide attention from health officials and experts in radiotherapy.
|Site||Gunma University Showa Campus, Maebashi, Japan|
|Construction||Structure Reinforced concrete, partially steel-framed|
|Number of floors||1 below and 2 above ground|
|Building area||3130 ㎡|
|Total floor area||6280 ㎡|
|Main rooms||Lobby, waiting room, control hall, irradiation room 1 (horizontal port), irradiation room 2 (horizontal and vertical ports), irradiation room 3 (vertical port), irradiation room 4 (vertical, R&D port), dispensary room, CT simulator room, staff room, conference room, accelerator room, machine room.|
|April 2006||Basic design of the facility|
|January 2007||Contract for apparatus|
|August 2008||Device carrying|
|October 2008||Building completion|
|March 2010||Treatment System Installation|
|March 2010||Clinical trials begin|