MEVION MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Mevion Medical Systems is dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer through radiation therapy. Its flagship product is the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System.
PI was tasked with developing the look and feel of the entire system, which included the proton beam applicator, x-ray panels and UI, as well as the materials, lighting and color scheme of the treatment room itself. What the patients and clinicians experience as a treatment space is actually in the center of a massive particle accelerator.
The goal of this system was to preserve all of the treatment benefits of traditional proton treatment systems but to remove issues surrounding cost, complexity and size of equipment. The system makes proton therapy available and affordable and is utilized with both pediatric and adult cancer patients. The modern design of the equipment simplifies the treatment process and makes it more reliable and easier to run. Its design also allows it to be far less expensive to operate leading to millions of dollars of savings over the lifetime of the equipment. The modular treatment room design allows for easy integration into existing facilities with less capital outlay.
The S250’s high energy proton source makes it the world’s first superconducting synchrocyclotron. It dramatically reduces the size, cost, and complexity of proton acceleration and makes this important treatment possible for those who really need it.