The MIT Research and Engineering Center hosted a collaboration with scientists and engineers who designed a smaller and less complex proton therapy system. ProTom International markets the smaller proton therapy accelerator using the work of Russian scientist Professor Vladimir E. Balakin, who developed the technology at the Lebedev Physics Institute in Russia. The company’s compact accelerator design dramatically reduces the size, weight and complexity of new treatment centers.
The major developments that were achieved at MIT were the testing of a new more powerful injector and efficient extraction system. The result was an excellent clinical quality beam delivery. The system developed at MIT was then installed at McLaren Hospital in Flint MI.