ProCure Cyclotron Tour
September 22nd 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm at ProCure Proton Therapy CenterThe ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City is inviting the public to tour the facilityâ??s cancer-fighting cyclotron during tours being held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the center, located at 5901 W. Memorial Road.
The cyclotron, which weighs as much as a Boeing 747, is the source of protons used in proton therapy and the heart of the proton center. It removes the electron from the proton in a hydrogen atom and accelerates the remaining protons to two-thirds the speed of light. Electro magnets then steer groups of protons into a beam line, shaped specifically to conform to a patientâ??s tumor size and shape. Proton therapy is an alternative to radiation therapy without many of the short- and long-term side effects that are often experienced by patients.
ProCure Proton Therapy Center
5901 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73142, USA
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