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UT M.D Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center #2

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31 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

 

I remember seeing a subdivision plat for this, will post if I come across it again.

 

Well turns out the plat I was referring to is actually for the Shell Gas Station across Fannin. Labeled as unrestricted so it could be anything.

 

SubdivisionPlatPDF_04.25.19 - Plat.pdf

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MD Anderson also owns the land directly across the street.  Thought the project would go there.

 

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On the map under "ON-THE-MARKET, POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, AND RUMORS" till we get more info.

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I'm just picturing a lab room full of Proton Packs from Ghostbusters and a big danger sign that says "Warning! Dont Cross the streams!" 

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https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/md-anderson-to-expand-proton-therapy-center-.h00-159305412.html?cmpid=fb_proton_newsroom

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a groundbreaking ceremony. The expansion will more than double the center’s size to more than 160,000 square feet – almost the size of three football fields – allowing more patients greater access to the most advanced and precise form of radiation therapy.

 

The estimated completion of the new building is Nov. 2023. The $159 million expansion will be led by Gilbane Building Company and will increase the center size to include a total of eight radiation therapy machines that rotate 360 degrees around a patient to deliver a proton beam to the exact area intended for treatment. The new machines, developed by Hitachi, will deliver intensity-modulated proton therapy, the most precise form of image-guided radiation therapy available. The expansion also will include an additional synchrotron, the massive accelerator that creates the proton beam, as well as rooms with improved design for a better patient experience.

 

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https://www.gilbaneco.com/project/md-anderson-cancer-center-proton-therapy-center-no-2-gilbane-building-company/
 

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Gilbane Building Company has been selected by MD Anderson for construction manager at-risk services for the Proton Therapy Center No. 2 project. This project is a free-standing addition to the existing proton therapy center which was built in 2004.

 

The Proton Therapy Center No. 2 will be approximately 110,000 SF once completed and is predominately a four-vault concrete structure with an attached structural steel clinical area and will be located adjacent to the existing Proton Therapy Center, with a service driveway separating the facilities at street level and a skybridge connecting the facilities.

The new project will construct four new gantries for Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) and will include the installation of new Hitachi equipment with the first gantry coming online within 19 months after the start of installation. The existing Proton Therapy Center will remain in operation throughout the project, requiring a coordinated effort to tie-in the future skybridge as well as utility connections, to minimize disruption to the existing facility.

 

With extensive experience in cancer center construction, working with over 50% of the nation’s top 20 cancer hospitals, Gilbane is positioned and uniquely qualified to deliver the highest quality proton therapy treatment facility for MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 

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Client Name: MD Anderson Cancer Center

Project Name: Proton Therapy Center No. 2

Location: Houston, TX

Architect: Stantec

Size: 110,000 SF

Date Completed: In Progress

Type of construction: New

Delivery method: CM at Risk/GMP

 

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 9:21 AM, Purdueenginerd said:

I'm just picturing a lab room full of Proton Packs from Ghostbusters and a big danger sign that says "Warning! Dont Cross the streams!" 

Proton therapy is just about that cool. They start with water, split it into hydrogen and oxygen, then vent the oxygen. The hydrogen has the electrons stripped, leaving protons, which are fed into a cyclotron to increase the energy. Once the energy levels are achieved, the stream  of protons is sent down a wave guide to the treatment rooms.

 

The treatment rooms are pretty industrial, with a rotating gantry that carries the mechanism that sends the protons into the patient and a metal "bed" that the patient lays on. The patient bed rotates. Between the gantry and the bed, the right angles are created to treat the desired area.

 

I had 30 proton treatments a few years ago, so I've seen most the current MDA proton center facilities. Treatment is in the basement, with lots of thick walls and right angles.

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