Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute

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Midwest Proton Therapy Institute
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Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute is located in Indiana
Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute
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Shown in Bloomington, Indiana
Geography
Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Coordinates 39°11′24″N 86°31′20″W / 39.19000°N 86.52222°W / 39.19000; -86.52222Coordinates: 39°11′24″N 86°31′20″W / 39.19000°N 86.52222°W / 39.19000; -86.52222
Organization
Care system Public
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university Indiana University
Services
Speciality Oncology
History
Founded 2004
Links
Website http://www.mpri.org/
Lists Hospitals in Indiana

The organization formerly known as Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI) now the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center.[1] The Center offers proton therapy in Bloomington, Indiana, United States, affiliated with the Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center of Indiana University. MPRI began treating patients in 2004, the third active proton therapy center in the United States.[2] MPRI has treated over 1000 patients.[3] MPRI's pediatric program is affiliated with Riley Hospital for Children, which is ranked among the top 30 children's hospitals in the nation.[4] MPRI is the only proton therapy center in the U.S. to use a uniform-scanning beam for dose delivery,[5] which decreases undesirable neutron dose to patients.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press Release
  2. ^ Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals
  5. ^ MPRI
  6. ^ "Influence of beam efficiency through the patient-specific collimator on secondary neutron dose equivalent in double scattering and uniform scanning modes of proton therapy". Med Phys 37 (6): 2910–7. June 2010. PMID 20632602. 

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