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2011-10-03 11:02:00

MIAMI and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 53(rd) Annual Meeting --Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, today announced that the company is unveiling several enhancements to its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy System as well as rolling out its Diamond Plus Service Program to TomoTherapy customers* at The...

2011-09-23 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, today announced details of the 2011 International Conference on TomoTherapy (ICT), which took place September 16-17, 2011 hosted by the University of Heidelberg, Germany's oldest University and world famous research center for cancer and microbiology. University of Heidelberg was the first institution in Germany to adopt the TomoTherapy® System for...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advances in radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer were among the many topics discussed during four days of scientific presentations at the Thirteenth Annual Congress of the Brazilian Society of Radiotherapy (SBRT), held in Rio de Janeiro last month. The Congress, attended by 900 clinical professionals from across Latin America, featured distinguished experts from around the world who discussed the use of advanced forms of radiotherapy in...

2011-06-02 01:23:48

Intensity modulated radiation therapy, a newer, more precise form of radiation therapy, causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects when combined with hormone therapy than using three-dimensional radiation therapy, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Three-dimensional radiation therapy (3D-CRT) combined with hormone...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

CRAWLEY, England, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) techniques have enhanced radiotherapy precision, Elekta continues working to decrease treatment session times through automated IGRT tools. Odense University Hospital (OUH, Odense, Denmark) clinicians are the first in the world to use a 3D seed matching feature of Elekta's Intuity(TM) IGRT package. The software quickly and automatically pinpoints the position of gold seeds that doctors implant in the...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Booth #H1/E32 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will exhibit a wide selection of X-ray tubes and flat panel image detectors for digital radiography (DR) at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) meeting in Shenzhen, China, April 16-18, 2011. Varian will also demonstrate new technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Varian's exhibit will showcase: PaxScan® dynamic X-ray image...

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published "Medical Imaging Markets" report that global spending on medical imaging equipment exceeded $21 billion in 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.trimarkpublications.com/products/Medical-Imaging-Markets.html. Medical imaging can be categorized into nine main modalities: X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed...

2011-03-15 08:00:00

NOTTINGHAM, England, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) effectively and safely involves careful coordination of sophisticated systems, such as the therapy machine and its imaging subsystems, as well as the electronic medical record (EMR) used to schedule and record patient treatments. Clinicians at Nottingham University Hospital are piloting their new IGRT program with SYNERGISTIQ(TM), Elekta's workflow management system for Elekta...

2011-03-10 11:09:00

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) is proud to announce the opening of a new GE Discovery ST PET/CT system at its Laurel imaging facility in Hillcrest. With the opening of this new scanner, IHS now offers state-of-art PET/CT imaging at two locations, in Hillcrest and in Encinitas. This system integrates a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner with a multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and is capable of 2D and 3D imaging with a...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

LEEDS, England, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A 67-year-old female patient with lung cancer presented physicians with a difficult challenge: her tumor was small and it rode up and down with her breathing. During her treatment set up, all doctors saw on their therapy system's imaging equipment was a blur of motion. Fortunately, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was able to utilize its Symmetry(TM) motion management software; new imaging technology from Elekta that enables clear visualization of...