In the Ulyanovsk region is ready to launch the newest system for the treatment of complex types of a malignant tumor. It is based on a powerful cyclotron for proton radiotherapy. Its characteristics are complex superior to their foreign counterparts. In such treatment in Russia need tens of thousands of people.
5 years of hard work were crowned with success: In Dimitrovgrad starts a new milestone of the Russian nuclear medicine. Proton cyclotron has successfully passed tests and is now ready to accelerate protons to a speed of 160/km. s. They plan to treat cancer patients. Pipes beams of charged particles will be mixed. The proton beam will be split up, going in 4 operating.
Design weighing 100 tons spins in a circle, allowing access from any angle. The device consists of 2 parts, the weight of each more than 120 tons. Although the device is assembled in Belgium, Russian scientists have been able to improve its performance in 2 times. To influence the beam of protons will be on the tumor at the cellular level. To identify the tumors will be in the next building - there is already built a lab to produce drugs with the isotopes. Once in the body, they are like markers that will distinguish cancer cells. And they will reveal the latest PET scan. So will be the treatment of the tumor, a tumor disease in General. The course of treatment will be for about a month.
Most importantly for proton therapy there are no contraindications. According to statistics, in Russia in proton radiotherapy need from 30 to 50 thousand people a year.
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