What is Proton Therapy?

The Latest in Proton Therapy and Imaging Technology in San Diego

Since proton therapy was established as a standard of care, it has become a highly sought-after cancer treatment technology.

Scripps Health dedicated substantial resources to bring this precise treatment option to our community by opening the first proton therapy location in San Diego. Our collaborations with affiliate providers such as the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego put proton therapy within greater reach for patients of all ages across the region.

Is proton therapy a new cancer treatment?

Carl Rossi, MD, medical director of Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, explains the history of proton therapy.

Learn more about the technology inside Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

Advanced imaging devices in one location

Scripps Proton Therapy Center not only offers the latest generation of technology in particle beam radiation therapy; it has the most advanced imaging devices available and is the first center in the nation to place those tools within the treatment location itself. This results in greater convenience for the patient because it allows the medical team to perform all treatment planning at one site.

How proton therapy works infographic

Learn some interesting facts about the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Click on the image below to enlarge it.

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