Why Choose McLaren Proton Therapy Center?

Why Should I Choose McLaren Proton Therapy Center?

The McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, Michigan, along with the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, offers comprehensive treatment and diagnosis services for cancer patients. This allows us not to only offer the latest generation of advanced technology to fight cancers, but also to provide a comprehensive set of services that cancer patients need, all under one roof. Our advanced technology includes pencil-beam scanning capability, making it possible for us to offer intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). IMPT is a highly specialized proton therapy that delivers a precise dose of protons, often to constrained targets.

Features include:

  • Precise delivery of high-energy radiation with advanced proton technology that conforms to the unique size and shape of the tumor.
  • Minimal to no damage to surrounding healthy organs and tissues.
  • Treatment sessions that are quick and painless.
  • Expert physicians and physicists who plan and administer care.
  • A convenient, comfortable treatment facility with an adjacent Hospitality House to accommodate patients and families during their treatment schedule.
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly skilled radiation therapists, nurses and support staff.
  • Exceptional patient care services.
  • Proton beams can be manipulated to conform to the unique size and shape of the tumor and stop at its edge precisely.
  • Highly experienced teams of physicists and dosimetrists that can manipulate the treatment plans to optimize and confirm the dose to the unique size and shape of the tumor, sparing healthy tissues and critical organs.

Leaders in advanced, next-generation technology

When it comes to proton therapy, McLaren Proton Therapy Center is setting ourselves apart from other centers by providing several major advances.
  • Pencil-beam scanning and a state-of-the-art delivery system ensure that the distribution of radiation is very precise. With pencil-beam scanning, a focused set of proton beams (as small as a few millimeters in diameter) can target the tumor. This considerably reduces radiation exposure to healthy tissues.
  • Isocentric gantries with 180-degree rotation and highly sophisticated robotic patient-positioning systems enable incredible flexibility of beam delivery, which allows the radiation beam to be directed with incredible accuracy—down to a millimeter. Coupled with a robotic couch, this technology allows for 360-degree rotation and unlimited treatment angles..
  • The proton accelerator at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center generates proton beams with energies up to 250 megaelectron volts (MeV). The proton accelerator produces less harmful radiation and less scatter radiation because it uses pencil-beam technology.
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