Costs of Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery

  • Hans Breuer
  • Berend J. Smit


Proton therapy mandates expensive specially developed apparatus for beam delivery, planning computers, dedicated highly trained staff, and often labour intensive adjunctive activities like the manufacturing of sophisticated collimators, immobilisation devices, compensators etc. Planning can take many hours for complex plans. Adequate staff and workstations are needed to leave the radiosurgical team sufficient time to evaluate several alternative plans unhurriedly.


Linear Accelerator Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Proton Therapy Acoustic Neuroma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Breuer
    • 1
  • Berend J. Smit
    • 2
  1. 1.StellenboschRep. of South Africa
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyTygerberg HospitalTygerbergRep. of South Africa

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