Pencil beam scanning and adaptive aperture technology are recent enhancements to existing proton scanning capabilities of the OU Medicine proton system. OU Medicine is among only three places in the world to offer this advanced proton technology.
This technology improves upon existing proton scanning capabilities by delivering:
More precise treatment
Limits unnecessary radiation to healthy tissues
Pencil beam scanning “paints’ the tumors, spot by spot and layer by layer, with the desired radiation dose to ensure precision. The OU Medicine proton system also delivers treatment at a hyper-fast speed that limits errors to those associated with naturally occurring organ motion. Additionally, adaptive aperture technology can automatically tailor the proton beam to match any tumor at any spot and depth, ultimately minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissues and surrounding organs.