SHI – First order for next-generation proton therapy system

The First Order for SHI’s CyBeam, the Next-Generation Proton Therapy System

Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) has received its first order for CyBeam, the next-generation proton therapy system (*) from Taichung Veterans General Hospital. See Pressrelease.

The next-generation system will be installed at a new proton therapy center, which is to be established in Taichung City, Taiwan. The proton therapy is scheduled to begin in 2026. With the aim of realizing societies where people can live long and healthy, SHI will continue to contribute to cancer treatment in the East Asian region, including Taiwan.

Taichung Veterans General Hospital

Taichung Veterans General Hospital is a national hospital located in central Taiwan and provides safe and high-quality medical services with new medical technologies and outstanding talents. Taichung Veterans General Hospital plans to conduct research on new treatment technologies, such as FLASH, in collaboration with SHI.

The next-generation proton therapy system to be introduced is a multi-room type and will accommodate two treatment rooms equipped with rotating gantries and one room for future expansion. The compact system layout reduces the building volume by approximately 30%, and a large-field cone-beam CT mounted on a 360-degree rotating gantry provides simple and highly accurate patient positioning. The system will also enable short-time irradiation to treat moving organs such as lungs and livers with high precision. The system is equipped with a superconducting cyclotron, which has the world’s most powerful output for proton therapy.

(*) The next-generation proton therapy system is an unapproved medical device.