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10 years of future. MedAustron.

By officially launching the MedAustron project in 2007, Lower Austria opened the door to the future. To future cancer treatment. To a future of world-class research. To the future of the location Wiener Neustadt. On March 22nd, MedAustron invites you to looking back at 10 years of future, and looking ahead at our plans for the coming years.Find more information on the event here.

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EITOC Meeting at MedAustron

In 2015, the four synchrotron-based ion therapy centers in Europe, CNAO, HIT, MIT and MedAustron, have set up the EITOC - European Ion Therapy Operations Club - upon common initiative. Its aim is, among others, mainly to exchange experience in technical operation of the individual centers, profit from synergies in purchasing, maintenance, service agreements, and other related topics. The EITOC is also known as the (Four Leaf) “Shamrock Club” – representing the close bond between the four centers, but also symbolizing the hope for cancer patients. After meetings in Heidelberg 2015 and within…

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MedAustron Particle Accelerator successfully certified

MedAustron has now taken the final hurdle to becoming an authorized center for cancer treatment with the successful completion of the certification process. The particle accelerator is now an approved medical device and may be used for irradiating patients with immediate effect. The MedAustron particle accelerator is not only a unique machine, but now also a CE-certified device. It was carefully audited in accordance with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC to ensure its compliance with all relevant health- and safety regulations. Additionally, it had to adhere to further…

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International Advisory Board met at MedAustron

The International Medical & Medical Physics Advisory Board met at MedAustron on June 13th and 14th, comprising physicians and medical physicists from particle therapy centers from Europe (1) as well as the USA (2). Collaboration with other facilities on an international level is of great importance for MedAustron, the experts benefit from a very practical exchange of experiences. (1) Heidelberger Ionenstrahl-Therapiezentrum (HIT), Germany; Westdeutsches Protonentherapiezentrum Essen (WPE), Germany; CNAO - National Center of Oncological Hadrontherapy, Pavia, Italy; Skandion Clinic,…

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  • NHM Vienna: The beginning of everything. About galaxies, quarks and collisions

    From October 19th 2016 to August 20th 2017, the Museum of Natural History Vienna, in cooperation with the Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) hosts the special exhibition "The beginning of everything: about galaxies, quarks and collisions", which takes visitors on a journey more than 13 billion years back to the start of the universe, presents recent scientific findings of particle physics and cosmology, and explains complex scientific instruments like particle accelerators. For this purpose, also MedAustron represents a small part of the…