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Particle beam therapy systems are highly effective at treating cancer, and are relatively easy on patients. Demand for these systems has skyrocketed, but due to their size and cost, only major hospitals have them. The dramatically decreased size and cost of this system enable installation in urban locations with limited size. The system works inside a single irradiation room, and can adjust to the location and dimensions of afflicted areas to provide proper radiation amounts in a short period of time, which creates more opportunities for treatment at small-scale healthcare facilities.
Hiroshi Otani, Energy Systems Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Kenta Kawahara, Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Wataru Yamada, Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
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