First proton radiotherapy treatment using the C-230 cyclotron

On Friday, February 19th, 2016 the series of exposure of the first two patients at the new  facility for proton eye radiotherapy, located in the Bronowice Cyclotron Center at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, were completed . Treatment was carried out by the cooperating teams of physicians, physicists and radiation therapist from the University Hospital in Krakow and the Institute of Nuclear Physics. The proton beam was provided by the  isochronous cyclotron Proteus C-235, running from 2013 for nuclear physics and radiobiology experiments. This event is an important step on the road to full use of  the Bronowice Cyclotron Center, launched in October 2015.

This event coincided with the fifth anniversary of the first proton radiotherapy, ended February 18th, 2011. This was the first treatment carried out in Poland and in Central Europe using the constructed in the IFJ PAN isochronous cyclotron AIC-144 producing a beam of protons with an energy of 60 MeV. 128 patients of the University Hospital in Krakow benefited from this specially designed and built at IFJ PAN  therapeutic facility at AIC-144 in the period from 2011 until the end of 2015.

The first proton radiotherapy in the IFJ in cooperation with the University Hospital in Krakow - see the movie.