About the Facility
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Proton Therapy Center is comprised of up
to five treatment rooms, four gantries (90-ton
rotational machines designed to deliver the therapeutic
beam at the precise angle prescribed by the physician),
and one fixed-beam room. The Roberts
Proton Therapy Center has
the most advanced options available for patient
positioning and comfort, and also includes
a separate research room.
Approximately 75,000 square feet in size, the
Roberts Proton Therapy Center is located in a
mostly underground building interconnected to
to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
Proton Therapy Center is equipped by the Ion
Beam Application, S.A. (IBA) company based
in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and cost approximately
$140 million. The building was designed by Building
design by Tsoi,
Kobus and Associates and has
been contracted with Driscoll / McKissack.