MedAustron - EBG MedAustron GmbH
Contact: Claus Schmitzer
MedAustron is one of the most advanced centers for ion beam therapy and research in Europe. The facility is designed to deliver proton and carbon beams to four different rooms; one reserved to non-clinical research and three dedicated to patient treatment, among which a combined horizontal-vertical beam line and a proton gantry.
Clinical operation with protons started in December 2016 and the commissioning of carbon beam has recently started. Full operation is envisaged for 2020, when more than one thousand patients per year are expected to benefit from the world-class treatment offered by MedAustron. In order to reach this ambitious patient throughput, intense upgrade work in various fields of the accelerator must be carried out.
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