UMC Groningen Proton Therapy Centre

UMC Groningen

Proton Therapy Centre

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As of January 22nd 2018 the UMCG is the first hospital in the Netherlands that is able to provide proton radiation therapy in addition to current advanced (photon) irradiation techniques. In some patients, who have an increased risk of side effects despite modern photon radiation techniques, the amount of radiation in healthy organs might be reduced by using proton radiation therapy instead. To assess whether a patient can expect to benefit from proton radiation therapy, two possible radiation plans are made: one for proton- and one for photon radiation therapy. The appropriate best plan will be selected for the actual treatment.