Institute for Radiological Research

Lin Chang Chang Gung Hue Hospital is the first hospital to carry out proton therapy. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University jointly set up Radiation Medicine Research Institute (referred to as the Institute) to forward-looking, cross-domain planning, integration of medical physics, medical imaging, radiation The basic research to support the clinical application of proton therapy, the development of particle treatment of key technologies to pursue this area of international excellence.

Introduction of Institute

In order to provide the technical services required for the study, the Institute has set up three core laboratories to provide dose assessment, image evaluation, and animal and cell laboratory services as a platform for the use of valuable instruments. Due to the lack of domestic high-energy protons and single-energy neutron facilities, the Institute of Particle Beam Laboratory and the core laboratory will be open to the Chang Geng system and other units to use these facilities to maximize the effectiveness and help domestic construction Particle research environment.

Organization

In order to provide the infrastructure needed for the study of particle therapy, the Institute uses the proton cyclotron of the Linkung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to build a dedicated particle beam laboratory, which, in addition to its study as a particle therapy, will serve as a radiation effect of cosmic rays And Radiation Protection. In order to provide the technical services required for the study, the Institute has set up three core laboratories, providing dose assessment, image evaluation, and animal and cell laboratory services, as a platform for common use of valuable instruments. The Institute of Particle Beam Laboratory and the core laboratory will be open to Chang Geng system and other units to assist in the construction of the domestic environment for particle research. In addition to the hardware facilities, the Institute of Medical Physics Research Center, Medical Imaging Research Center, Radiation Biology Research Center, Proton Therapy Research Center and other four units, respectively, formed a research team to cross-domain, based on the clinical way , The implementation of forward-looking, development, mission-based research program, to enhance the clinical effects of proton therapy, and the pursuit of excellence in the study of radiology.

Particle therapy advantages

Particle therapy using protons or heavy ions, non-invasive kill tumor cells, more advantages than photon radiation therapy, including:

  • Dose concentration in cancer cells, can enhance the tumor cure rate, reduce the normal side effects of the organization;
  • Relative biological effect (RBE) value is higher, that radiation quality is better, kill cancer cells required dose is small. Particle therapy

Although there are many advantages, but still need to cooperate with advanced technology in order to fully play the advantages; with the conditions include:

High-quality images, high-precision positioning, high-precision dose, and cell microenvironment control.

Contact

  • Institute for Radiological Research

    333 Taoyuan City
    First Medical Building, 12F, No.259, Wenhua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist.

    Phone: (03)2118800 #3842
    Email: erin@mail.cgu.edu.tw