of Hampton University
Proton Therapy Institute
The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is located in Hampton, Virginia, a city filled with rich culture and history. Take a virtual tour and discover the world-class technology and peaceful environment that our facility has to offer.
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
When you arrive at the world’s largest free-standing proton facility, you’ll immediately take notice of our carefully manicured lawns, Silver Maple trees and park-style benches all designed to create a calm, relaxed environment.
When you walk into our facility, you'll find comfort in our design. Our atrium features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood in, greenery and light colored décor that sets our facility apart from other healthcare settings.
You will be greeted by our receptionist who will be ready to assist you with your appointment or answer any questions you may have about our facility. If you have an appointment scheduled our receptionist will log you into our system and notify the nurse of your arrival.
We have two spacious living room-style lobby areas designed for your comfort. Sit back with refreshments and a magazine, watch one of our flat screen televisions or connect with other proton therapy patients and family members.
The HUPTI Nurses’ Station is staffed by dedicated registered nurses who add to the level of efficiency and compassionate care of our center. All of our nurses work hand-in-hand with HUPTI doctors to ensure a pleasant experience for every patient and visitor.
Our main control room is where our experienced staff strives to make sure everything is in working order. HUPTI electrical, software and mechanical specialists oversee technical operations. Additional staff members closely monitor our proton beam delivery system to ensure optimum performance.
Our advanced PET/CT system, a tool for imaging, provides high-resolution scans to assist physicians in locating and targeting tumors with millimeter accuracy. It is designed for technical precision, but also patient ease and comfort.
Gantry Treatment Rooms
At HUPTI, we are equipped with the most sophisticated and advanced technology to date. In our gantry rooms, patients receive individualized proton therapy treatments, a process guided by our highly skilled radiation therapists. The nozzle of the gantry has the ability to rotate 360-degrees around the patient, enabling doctors to target tumors with precision, even in difficult regions of the body.
Fixed Gantry Treatment Room
The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute has one fixed beam treatment room. In this room, the nozzle remains in a stationary position and patients are positioned relative to the nozzle of the beam delivery system. Often, patients will sit in an upright position while receiving their proton therapy treatments. Eye, prostate, head and neck tumors are typically treated in this treatment room.
At the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, we are dedicated to helping children locally, regionally and even nationally. Our playroom, a project inspired by Mrs. Norma B. Harvey, is filled with games, toys, books and activities for your child’s enjoyment. We’ve designed it to be a comfortable setting with colorful walls, large windows and a view of the lake.