How can CERN improve healthcare?

The technologies and scientific advances behind high-energy physics - through developments in accelerators, detectors and computing - have historically contributed to healthcare.

CERN contributes to medical innovation through its cutting-edge technologies, competences and know-how: these are being used in areas related to medical diagnostics and imaging, therapy, dosimetry, as well as digital technologies for health applications.

Browse our recent news, success stories and ways to get involved.

CERN’s Next Ion Medical Machine Study and new European projects are building on existing hadron-therapy research to treat cancer
Learn more about FLASH, an innovative electron radiotherapy technology
From physics simulation tools to biomedical applications
This unique facility produces unconventional radioisotopes with the right properties to enhance the precision of both patient imaging and treatment
A family of pixel detector read-out chips for particle imaging and detection developed by the Medipix Collaborations with multiple medical applications
Discover the CERN-wide organisational framework for healthcare.