Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy System at New Cancer Treatment Clinic in Osaka, Japan Compact, single-room solution improves cost effectiveness and operational efficiency Business Wire TOKYO -- October 8, 2013 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will provide its innovative proton beam therapy system for cancer treatment to the Hakuhokai Group healthcare organization led by Chairman Motohisa Kojo in Osaka, Japan. The system will be installed at the Hakuhokai Group Osaka Proton Therapy Clinic scheduled to open in April 2016. The new system will feature a compact, single-room design that meets the growing global demand for more cost-effective proton therapy solutions. Mitsubishi Electric’s decades of experience in particle therapy systems will contribute to the increased availability of innovative, efficient systems in hospitals worldwide. Proton Beam Therapy System Mitsubishi Electric’s proton beam therapy system features the Universal Nozzle for operational efficiency and the high-dose-rate irradiation that can reduce the irradiation time. To obtain Japanese government approval of the new system in a timely manner, testing is now being performed at the Accelerator Test Facility in Mitsubishi Electric’s Kobe factory. Mitsubishi Electric will provide staff training and commissioning support to facilitate the early startup of treatment. To date, eight of the 11 facilities now conducting particle therapy in Japan are using systems delivered by Mitsubishi Electric. More than 16,000 patients have so far been treated at these facilities. The Hakuhokai Group order, which was preceded by a separate order two weeks earlier from Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama, Japan, will become the tenth installation of a Mitsubishi Electric particle therapy system. Facility Prefecture Year Ion Species National Institute of Radiological Sciences Chiba 1994 carbon (Main contractor: Mitsubishi Electric) Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center Hyogo 2001 proton/carbon Shizuoka Cancer Center Shizuoka 2003 proton Southern Tohoku Proton Therapy Fukushima 2008 proton Center Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Gunma 2010 carbon Center Fukui Prefectural Hospital Proton Fukui 2011 proton Beam Cancer Treatment Center Medipolis Medical Research Kagoshima 2011 proton Institute Saga Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator Saga 2013 carbon in Tosu Okayama University/Tsuyama Chuo 2016 Hospital Proton Beam Cancer Center Okayama proton (scheduled) Hakuhokai Group Osaka Proton 2016 Therapy Clinic Osaka proton (scheduled) About Mitsubishi Electric With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,567.1 billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com *At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013 Contact: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Customer Inquiries Advanced Magnetic and Medical Systems Marketing Department pmd.pt@pz.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/products/public/particle/index.html or Media Inquiries Katsunobu Muroi, +81-3-3218-2346 Public Relations Division prd.gnews@nk.MitsuibishiElectric.co.jp http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/
Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy System at New Cancer Treatment Clinic in Osaka, Japan
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