Status report Q4 2002

Status report Q4 2002


With the last of three beam time blocks in 2002 we have irradiated the 160th patient.
At the same time we sort of celebrate the 5th anniversary of patient treatments @ GSI. This means that several patients now approach the usual 5-year observation time interval to assess the success of the treatment. The results are very encouraging, showing a very high control rate and negligible acute side effects (more details to follow later).
For some time now we are allowed to treat tumours also in the pelvis region (chordoma). Since they represent very large target volumes we must operate the raster scanner and the treatment planning close to or at their design limits.

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Last update: January 30th 2003, M.Kraemer@gsi.de