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Roberts Proton Therapy Center

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About the Facility

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The Roberts 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.

The Roberts 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.


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