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RINECKER PROTON THERAPY CENTER
Franz-von-Rinecker Straße (main entrance)

Schäftlarnstraße 133 (postal address)

81371 München

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About us

The RINECKER PROTON THERAPY CENTER

The RPTC, located in Munich, is the first fully certified European proton radiation center which provides a complete hospital setting for the treatment of cancer tumors.

Our innovative therapeutic procedure involves the use of high-energy proton beams for the treatment of cancer. A key characteristic of these proton beams is that protons facilitate the three-dimensional targeting of tumours; this capability is not available with the x-rays used in conventional radiation therapy. Therefore, highly effective dosages can be delivered to the tumour while the side effects of radiation are reduced by minimizing any trauma to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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Bestrahlung mit Schwerionen

Radiation with Heavy Ions

Protons are the most proven form of ionizing radiation. This type of radiation also includes radiation with heavy ions. Heavy ions are often characterized as “better” because they are a newer, lesser-known variant in radiation therapy. However, the fact is that this method, which generally uses carbon ions, is still experimental. Heavy ions do have less lateral scatter, but a radioactive “scatter radiation tail” forms behind the tumor due to the bursting of the ions themselves, negating any advantage of precision. The dream of achieving higher tumor doses while protecting healthy tissue remains unfulfilled, because unlike proton radiation, heavy ion radiation has greater biological efficacy around the tumor, not within the tumor itself: “The greater biological effect of the heavy ions at the end of their path only appears at lower doses, not within the tumor.”

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