Chang Geng Hospital Proton Treatment Center will begin treatment of patients in 2015. In order to further develop this cutting-edge technology and explore possible future research topics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University jointly set up a Radiation Medicine Research Institute and set up a core laboratory for dose assessment as a platform to support the development of the related research program dose assessment The Chang Geng Hospital proton facilities for the domestic first high-energy proton beam (70-230 MeV) production equipment, due to the past there is no related equipment, so the relevant research is quite lacking, even if interested in its research and application, researchers often have to External research units to foreign laboratories to carry out experiments, not only the high cost of research and must wait for the beam time, the researchers are very inconvenient. Now the country will have proton equipment, related research is bound to increase.
The purpose of the establishment of a dose assessment core laboratory is to provide researchers who are interested in the application of proton beams. The technical support for dose assessment includes medical physics, medical imaging, radiation biology, clinical efficacy assessment, high-energy physics applications, Sub-radiation shielding and other related research areas.
In order to cooperate with Changgeng advanced medical park and proton therapy research and development to enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy and reduce the incidence of side effects, Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital jointly set up Radiation Biology core laboratory. The aim was to establish and develop novel and rapid analytical techniques to interpret the biological responses after irradiation and to help enhance the effectiveness of proton therapy and radiation-related research.
The core laboratory supports a variety of radiation beams for cells and small animals, and in vivo and in vitro for qualitative and quantitative assessment of radiation damage. Provide a variety of animal tumor model to meet the central research group dose and imaging research needs to enhance the level of radiation-related research and the user's published standards. And strengthen international academic exchanges and cooperation to enhance the international status of academic research.
Based on the establishment of the proton therapy center and the cutting-edge medical park in Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the clinical treatment relied heavily on the diagnosis of medical imaging. Under the direction of the Chairman, Chang Geng System established the Core Laboratory of Imaging Evaluation of the Radiation Medicine Research Institute to establish and develop prospective clinical and preclinical imaging methods to assess tumor characteristics, assist in proton therapy programs and related radiological studies.
To establish interdisciplinary and multidimensional imaging studies to provide cancer molecular, cellular, functional and structural imaging research techniques to support imaging research needs in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and the center research group for proton therapy Painting and treatment after the early response assessment, and provide domestic and foreign academic research units necessary support and cooperation, the establishment of two-way partnership to communicate.
Taiwan's long-standing lack of hundreds of MeV class proton beam and neutron beam basic research facilities. The core laboratory intends to build the experimental proton and neutron particle beam (beamline) at the proton therapy center of Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to make up the gap of Taiwan's high-energy particle research and become Taiwan's first high-energy proton and neutron research facility, To provide the Institute of Radiation Medicine and other domestic institutions related to the use of research.
The core laboratory will be the construction of the proton and neutron beam, can carry out medical and physical dose and safety research, radiation medical imaging research, particle and neutron radiation biological research, electronic materials, materials, scientific research, cosmic ray High-energy physics research, as well as high-energy protons and neutrons to use national standards to build Taiwan's high-energy particle beam research on indigenous capabilities.