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Proton Therapy is a type of precision radiation treatment that uses heavy particles - protons - to irradiate tumour cells.

 


The proton beams are able to release the doses with extreme precision, saving the surrounding healthy tissue. The therapy requires particle production equipment - the cyclotron - and a beam transport and release system. During therapy, the patient is positioned on the treatment bed inside the gantry, the structure that directs the radiation by rotating 360° around the patient. The Trento Centre is equipped with two treatment rooms for patients and one for experimental use and research, with a fixed beam. The Centre is one of the operating units in the Hospital of Trento and is part of the Department of Oncology. It began its clinical activity in October 2014.

The advantages of proton therapy
Extreme precision in releasing radiation Reduction of collateral effects compared to traditional therapy Lower incidence of secondary radiation-induced tumours Particularly effective
for children
Tumours and illnesses treated
Tumours of the brain and skull base Learn more Brain Tumors Learn more Paediatric tumours Learn more Head and neck tumours Learn more Sarcomas Learn more Gastrointestinal tumours Learn more Tumours in genetic syndromes Learn more Tumours of the spinal column and sacrum Learn more Re-treatment of tumours Learn more
 
Scientific publications
Universal field matching in craniospinal irradiation by a background-dose gradient-optimized method.
J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Jan;19(1):46-49 Epub 2017 Nov 7.
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Impact of dose engine algorithm in pencil beam scanning proton therapy for breast cancer.
Phys Med. 2018 Jun;50:7-12 Epub 2018 May 26.
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News and events
Centro di protonterapia di Trento a quota mille pazienti
Thursday, 05 December 2019

A cinque anni dall’inizio dell’attività clinica una tappa importante per il centro che cura i tumori con i protoni

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ACROBATIC SHOW WITH MOTORCYCLES AND BICYCLES FOR YOUNG PATIENTS
Thursday, 28 November 2019

'Daboot' team with the 'LuceMia' charity at the Proton Therapy Centre

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