Proton therapy is a sophisticated method for destroying cancer tissue, whereby high-energy protons bombard the damaged tissue. At the end of 2017, this treatment will become available in the Proton Therapy Center of the UMCG in Groningen, the capitol of Hollands most northern province. This treatment center will be equipped with a 220-ton cyclotron, which generates the protons, as well as a CT scanner. The foundation will be extra firm, and the roof will consist of three-metre-thick concrete.
Double lead lined plaster panels with overlap
Unipé Afbouw makes rooms subjected to radiation safe for patients and staff. Supervisor Arjan Kregel of Unipé Afbouw: “For the walls of the CT scanning room, we have used double lead lined plaster panels with overlap, each lined with 2 mm thick lead sheets. We have had them custom-made by Lead2Fix. Being 1930 mm by 600 mm, they were easy enough to handle with two people. Also the transport in the elevator was straightforward. All we needed was a panel trolley. No complaining from me about this system,” says Kregel.
Project: Proton Therapy Center of the University Medical Center Groningen
Client: Unipé Afbouw
Surface area of lead lined plaster panels: 500 m2