Ion-Beam Therapy, Germany

There are only two places in the world with this new technology, one being in Heidelberg, Germany and the other in Japan. For those in those parts of the world this could very well be an effective option to consider. The Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Centre covers half the size of a soccer field since the system uses gigantic equipment in generating the heavy ions, which are very small particles like the nuclei of cargon atoms or protons. Complex physics are involved in this process, with some unique features for improving outcomes for patients with tumors deep inside the body, for instance tumors in the head, chest or hidden in the abdominal cavity.

HIT Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Centre Information Brochure