Unprecedented Clinical Go-Live: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the principal teaching hospital of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The proton therapy center is in a downtown residential area of New Brunswick, NJ, in a renovated MRI center that houses two MEVION S250 vaults. The proton therapy center opened in May 2015 and has been operating at a 98% uptime since then.
16.8% - intracranial region
14.4% - lungs
4% - craniospinal region
6.4% - prostate
12% - head and neck
46.4% - other
The MEVION S250 helped RWJUH expand its collaboration with other world-class medical centers. The hospital receives patients from sister NCI centers, such as the Yale Cancer Center, and treats them with proton therapy. The RWJUH proton therapy center currently treats 15 - 20 patients per day in an 8 hour shift, delivering efficient clinical workflow in as fast as 10 minutes for a two-field image-guided radiation treatment.