Proton treatments are arranged by the Akademiska Hospital's Oncology clinic. Let your local doctor send inquires to the Akademiska Hospital, ph +46-(0)18-611 00 00, http://www.akademiska.se. The Svedberg Laboratory has no possibility handling inquiries from patients.
Protonbehandlingar ordnas av Akademiska sjukhusets onkologklinik. Din lokala läkare måste skicka remiss. Kontakta Akademiska sjukhuset, 018-611 00 00, http://www.akademiska.se för mer information. The Svedberg-laboratoriet har ingen möjlighet att ta emot patientförfrågningar.
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The proton beam extracted from the cyclotron may have exclusive advantages in treatment of certain human malignant tumours and some other disorders where conventional radiotherapy or surgery is not feasible. The depth dosedistribution, with the Bragg-peak, and the relatively sharp penumbra, enables the concentration of radiation to the target volume and minimizes the dose to normal tissue surrounding the target. Proton beam irradiation may lead to cure or shrinkage of tumour burden in cases whereother treatment modalities fail.
All patients are carefully investigated by computerized tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging in order to obtain a detailed knowledge of the position and size of the tumour. Angiography and positron emission termography will be used in certain cases. Before the treatments, careful doseplanning is performed to ensure an optimal dose distribution.
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