Gamma Gurus is extremely pleased to announce that they have been appointed sales agents for IBA Proton Therapy products in Australia & New Zealand. IBA is the world leader in Proton Therapy with over 56% of patients worldwide being treated on IBA systems.
Currently there are no Proton Therapy centres operating in Australasia and we are very excited about helping to bring this technology to the region.
The addition of IBA Proton Therapy also complements Gamma Gurus' existing portfolio of particle therapy solutions which include C-RAD Surface Guidance systems, CIVCO Patient Positioning and Immobilisation, IBA Dosimetry, and NELCO Radiation Doors & Shielding.
Proton therapy is considered the most advanced form of radiation therapy that uses high-energy proton beam to irradiate tumors.
The advantages of proton therapy
- Little to no radiation behind the tumor
- Lower integral dose per treatment
- Potential to lower the risk of side effects
- May improve the quality of life during and after treatment
- Reduces risks of secondary cancers
For its benefits, proton therapy is used today to treat many cancers and is particularly appropriate in situations where treatment options are limited and conventional radiotherapy using photon beam presents unacceptable risks to patients. These situations include eye and brain cancers, head and neck cancers, prostate, liver, lung, breast, and pediatric cancers, as well as other tumors in close proximity to one or more critical structures.