Proton Therapy with Intensity Modulation at the WPE

Since January 2015, intensity modulated proton irradiation therapy (IMPT) has also been carried out at the West German Proton Therapy Centre in Essen (WPE). “In addition to the use of the magnetic, active beam guidance (“Pencil Beam Scanning”), the first commissioning of our new planning system, the so-called “RayStation”, was launched in January 2015, according to Prof. Dr. med. Beate Timmermann. “With the IMPT, we are able to irradiate more complex target areas even better and have fewer restrictions as far as the field size is concerned – for example, an important prerequisite for treating tumours in the ENT area.”