Proton beams being put in place

Proton Beam

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ROCHESTER, MN — The Mayo Clinic is aiming to be the place to go for any kind of treatment and Thursday they began adding another piece to that puzzle.

The Richard O. Jacobson building will hold a proton beam that will help treat certain cancers and is set to open in two years.

Thursday, crews began putting pieces for that into the building. There are about 18 different pieces weighing about ten tons a piece.

It takes about ten people to coordinate the placement.

“The last couple of months we’ve had a lot of pre-planning, we have a dedicated rigging plan in place for each piece because each piece is awkward, each piece weighs a different amount, so communication is key,” said Project Manager Josh Christensen.

Each day they are set to get two to three more pieces until the project is complete.

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