On October 25th, Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital held a ceremony to seal the proton therapy center. This is an important milestone in the construction of the first proton center in the northwest! At the same time, the core component of the proton therapy system - the cyclotron - has been successfully beamed out in the production plant recently! This means that since the official start of construction in September 2022, the project has taken a significant step towards providing clinical services to patients.
Shi Jin, Chairman of the International Medical Group, Yin Qiang, Dean of Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital, Lu Huayong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Construction Third Engineering Group Northwest Co., Ltd., Kang Miao, Secretary of the Party Committee of the First Branch of China Construction Third Engineering Group Northwest Co., Ltd., and other leaders attended. A total of 300 representatives from various specialized hospitals and employees attended to witness this historical moment together. The ceremony was presided over by Luo Zhongfeng, Chief Engineer of the Engineering Management Department of International Medical Group.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Lu Huayong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Construction Third Engineering Group Northwest Co., Ltd., delivered a speech. The capping of the main structure represents a crucial step forward in project construction. In the subsequent construction, we will continue to uphold the character of being the first in the world and always striving for the first place. We will continue to strengthen quality management, strengthen safety management, accelerate construction progress, and ensure high-quality and timely delivery of the project with a posture of only striving for the day and night, Make three contributions to effectively improving people's livelihood and well-being.
President Yin Qiang of Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital delivered a speech stating that after the completion of the proton center project, the hospital will rely on a strong team of experts and talents, gather international advanced medical equipment, and become a "cancer treatment center" with full technological means, international first-class, and domestic leadership. This will quickly drive and improve the level of tumor diagnosis and treatment in Shaanxi Province and even the northwest region, filling the gap in proton treatment in the region.
Amidst enthusiastic applause from the audience, Chairman Shi Jin of International Medical Group announced the start of the main structure capping ceremony! The leaders jointly took the stage to shovel concrete and cut ribbons for the capping ceremony. As the last side of concrete was poured into place, the salute guns rang out on site, and the main structure of the proton therapy center project at Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital was fully capped!
Subsequently, leaders visited the construction site of the Proton Center project.
As early as October 27, 2020, Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital obtained the "Proton Radiation Therapy System Configuration License" issued by the National Health Commission. It is the only medical institution in northwest China and the sixth approved medical institution in China in the 13th Five Year Plan for Class A large medical equipment.
On September 25, 2022, the proton therapy center project began construction. The total construction area is 14103.58 square meters, with one floor above ground and one floor underground, which houses the proton therapy center, boron neutron therapy center, and Class IV standard nuclear drug center. The official closure of the proton zone marks the end of the main project, and the construction of the project has gradually entered the stage of decoration and decoration construction. We will seize the golden period of construction, accelerate the construction progress, and lay a solid foundation for the early completion and delivery of the project, "said Lei Bo, project manager of the Xi'an International Medical Center project (04 # Proton Center) of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau
In terms of equipment, the proton therapy center uses the latest generation ProBeam 360 degree proton therapy system from the world's top manufacturer Varian Company. This system can provide fully integrated Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT), leading the industry with superconducting cyclotron, 360 degree rotating frame, and high-speed pen beam scanning technology. It is currently one of the world's top proton therapy systems. At present, the core component of the proton therapy system - the cyclotron - has been successfully beamed out in the production plant.
The principle of proton therapy is to strip protons from hydrogen atoms and accelerate them to 2/3 of the speed of light, and then introduce them to the treatment room through a beam transport system. After entering the human body, the proton beam has a fast initial movement speed and less energy deposition. At the end of the range, it quickly forms a steep dose peak - the Bragg peak, which explodes cancer cells at a fixed point. Doctors can adjust the position of the Bragg peak in the human body by controlling the energy of the proton beam.
Unlike the traditional chemotherapy bomb therapy of "killing one thousand enemies and self damaging eight hundred", protons are more like "missiles", targeting tumor cells and precision strikes to achieve "three-dimensional directional blasting" of tumors. They have advantages such as high accuracy and minimal side effects, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs.
(Renderings of Proton Center Project)
In the future, after the proton center project is completed and put into use, it will fill the gap in proton therapy in the northwest region, provide more advanced and accurate treatment for cancer patients, quickly drive and improve the level of tumor diagnosis and treatment in Shaanxi Province and even the western region, bring health and well-being to the people of the northwest region and the whole country, and contribute to the healthy Shaanxi and healthy China.