by Lauren Dubinsky , Staff Writer at DOTmed.com
In 2014, there were 141 operational proton therapy treatment rooms globally, but by 2019 that number will jump to 330, according to a new MEDraysintell report. In addition, the proton therapy world market is expected to hit $1 billion by 2019.
“There is a growing [amount] of clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of proton therapy, that will progressively be used to treat a broader number of indications,” Paul-Emmanuel Goethals, co-founder of MEDraysintell, told DOTmed News. “In addition, the emergence of lower-cost/compact PT systems, is allowing more centers to be installed.”
The high cost of the systems was the main hurdle that stood in the way of widespread adoption of proton therapy technology. To solve that, almost all of the proton therapy manufacturers offer or are developing compact proton therapy systems.
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