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Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center
(known as SAGA HIMAT)
Kyushu's first heavy ion beam cancer therapy facility, playing a role in next-generation heavy ion radiotherapy

Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center

Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center
3049 Harakoga-machi, Tosu-shi, Saga, Japan 841-0071
URL: http://www.saga-himat.jp/ (Japanese page only)
Access information (Japanese page only)Inquiries (Japanese and English only)

Features of the facility

  • ・Since August 2013 when treatment was started, 1,474 patients (as of June 2016) have been treated. This is greater than the initial plan. Patients are not only coming from the prefectures in Kyushu, but also from Yamaguchi and Hiroshima Prefectures, and even from the Kansai and Kanto regions.
  • ・This is Kyushu's first heavy ion radiotherapy facility. As the first facility in Japan led by the private sector, SAGA HIMAT opened as a collaborative project with support from industry, government, and academia. (The parent organization of the facility is the public interest incorporated foundation Saga International Heavy Particle Beam Cancer Therapy [Japanese page only].)
  • ・Two devices with two different irradiation directions are currently used for treatment. In addition, a next-generation device will be installed and used for treatment starting from April 2017.
  • ・Rather than inpatient hospitalization, the basic form of care provided is ambulatory care. In cases in which hospitalization is necessary due to the disease condition, this facility supports the patient in cooperation with university hospitals, hub hospitals for cancer therapy, and neighboring medical institutions.

Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center

Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center

Results of treatment at the Kyushu International Heavy Ion Beam Therapy Center (known as SAGA HIMAT) (August 2013 to June 2016)
Transition in the number of patients treated at SAGA HIMAT

Results of treatment

Number of patients at SAGA HIMAT by part treated

Results of treatment

To undergo a medical examination

[Consultation services for heavy ion radiotherapy]
Outpatient consultation point of contact services for heavy ion radiotherapy are available at the university hospitals listed below. If you are a patient, or if you have a patient who wishes to undergo a medical examination, please contact any of these institutions by telephone in advance.
● Kyushu University Hospital (Radiology Department)
TEL: +81-92-642-5705
●Kurume University Hospital (Internal Medicine General Outpatient Department)
TEL: +81-942-31-7611
●Saga University Hospital, Radiology Department
TEL: +81-952-34-3482 (Regional Liaison Office)
●Fukuoka University Hospital, Outpatient Clinic for Radiotherapy Consulting
TEL: +81-92-801-1011 (main)

* At present, inquiries at these consultation services can be accepted in Japanese only.
In addition, patients from overseas are requested to read Flow of the therapy and International medical support.

[Second opinion outpatient services]
A medical consultation requires a letter of introduction (Treatment Information Document) and various test data. After preparing these materials, please make an appointment.
In principle, new patients can be examined during the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

* In addition, patients from overseas are requested to read Flow of the therapy and International medical support.