The Danish Centre for Particle Therapy (DCPT) is currently being built at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH). DCPT is becoming a reality through a generous donation from the AP Møller Foundation and support from the Danish government and the Central Denmark region. The more than 9,000 sqm center will when in full operation be able to treat more than 1,000 patients annually. DCPT aims at delivering state-of-the-art proton therapy to all relevant Danish patients.
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DCPT is planned to start treating patients in January 2019. Following an EU tender Varian Medical Systems was chosen as the supplier of the proton therapy equipment. The building was designed by the Aarhus-based architects LINKarkitektur (former Aarhus Arkitekterne) and build by a consortium lead by Hoffmann, also Aarhus-based. The facility will have three treatment rooms with rotating gantries and a fixed beam room dedicated to research purposes.
The cross-disciplinary management of DCPT consists of medical director Morten Høyer, chief physicist Ole Nørrevang, head nurse Dorte Oksbjerre Mortensen, and head of research Cai Grau.