UW Health has selected Hitachi, Ltd. to provide the infrastructure to support proton therapy at UW Health Eastpark Medical Center.

Hitachi will provide equipment and technology to support UW Health’s traditional proton therapy room that will be equipped with spot scanning irradiation technology, a 360° rotating gantry with cone-beam CT, and real-time image Gated Proton Therapy, as well as the revolutionary upright proton therapy room coming to UW Health from Leo Cancer Care, according to Dr. Paul Harari, radiation oncologist, UW Health, and chair of the Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

“We’re excited to reach this important milestone to offer state-of-the-art proton therapy at UW Health,” Harari said. “It’s particularly significant to link Hitachi, an experienced proton provider, a new technology from Leo Cancer Care and a major academic medical center with a track record of cutting-edge technology development and implementation, together on behalf of cancer patients.”

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