The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is one of only a few proton therapy facilities in the country to feature the advanced “pencil-beam scanning” technology in every treatment room. With this cutting-edge delivery technique and intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), we’re able to deliver the right dose exactly where it is needed. IMPT “paints” radiation on layer by layer, hugging the tumor’s shape and minimizing the radiation dose neighboring healthy tissues receive.
Proton therapy is a painless, non-invasive, and well tolerated treatment that can be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as hyperthermia, chemotherapy, or surgery. It results in fewer side effects than traditional photon radiation and it decreases the chance of secondary cancers by 26-39%.