Case Study: Getting the most out of an additional building

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The MD Anderson Cancer Center's Proton Therapy Center is one of just a few of its kind in the United States. This advanced form of radiation treatment uses a beam of protons to deliver radiation directly to the tumor, destroying cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue from damage. But this treatment method and its equipment also presents some challenges — a proton accelerator, beamline, and three-story tall gantry provides treatment to just four rooms, and the beam can only be focused to one clinical space at a time.

With a new addition already planned for the Proton Therapy Center, MD Anderson wanted to optimize space between the buildings and answer important questions about their capabilities and capacity. To do this, they used FlexSim Healthcare to build a working computer model of the current and proposed expansion of the center.

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