Hadron Beam Therapy

  • PM inaugurated National Hadron Beam Therapy Facility in Navi Mumbai.
  • Hadron Beam Therapy is an advanced and highly precise radiation treatment for tumors.
The idea of using protons for cancer treatment was first proposed in 1946 by the physicist Robert Wilson


  • In this, the irradiating beams are made of charged particles (protons and other ions, such as carbon).
  • Charged particles can penetrate the tissues with little diffusion and deposit the maximum energy just before stopping allowing specific regions to be irradiated.
  • With the use of hadrons, the tumor can be irradiated while the damage to healthy tissues is less than X-rays.
  • The peaked shape of the hadron energy deposition is called Bragg peak.
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