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2008-10-24 09:00:26

LUCERNE, Switzerland, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems is announcing the one thousandth installation of its On- Board Imager(R) image-guidance system for targeted radiotherapy at Kantonsspital in Lucerne, Switzerland. The On-Board Imager(R) is a robotic X-ray device mounted on a medical linear accelerator which generates high quality images used to precisely position cancer patients for radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Before its introduction, radiation oncologists...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Coast Oncology will be the first in Northeast Florida to install the AccuBoost breast cancer radiotherapy system in its Mandarin office located at 10881 San Jose Boulevard. It is anticipated the first patient will be treated in early November 2008. The AccuBoost system is designed to treat breast cancer and is an image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technique that uses high-dose radiation (HDR) brachytherapy to deliver a focused...

2008-10-08 12:00:38

North Shore Radiation Therapy in Huntington, New York has started treating cancer patients with Rapid Arc(TM) radiotherapy technology, a fast, precise form of treatment using advanced technology from Varian Medical Systems. The new Rapid Arc(TM) treatment is two to eight times faster than conventional forms of radiotherapy. This precision can make a significant difference in the patient's outcome. This IMRT treatment, which takes about 90 seconds, is delivered significantly faster than other...

2008-09-22 12:00:38

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainLAB, a global leader in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and image-guided medical technology, announced today that its technology for highly precise, targeted treatment planning and delivery for SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) will be on display during the ASTRO (American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) 2008 Annual Meeting, taking place through September 25 in Boston, Mass. iPlan(R) Monte Carlo, iPlan Head &...

2008-09-22 09:00:59

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHI) is displaying its breadth of oncology care solutions at this year's American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, currently taking place in Boston. Philips' solutions offer a comprehensive way to address patient and caregiver needs, by allowing functional feedback on therapy progression. From diagnosis and staging through treatment planning, delivery and follow-up, Philips offers an integrated suite of oncology...

2008-09-21 18:00:24

Regulatory News: Odense University Hospital in Denmark has become the first Scandinavian cancer centre to choose Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy) to expand the capabilities of the hospital's radiation oncology department. The addition of this solution to the range of treatment techniques will provide physicians with the ability to treat cancer tumors with improved precision and accuracy, while at the same time significantly reduce treatment times. Elekta VMAT...

2008-08-29 09:01:03

Regulatory News: CMS, Inc., an Elekta (STO:EKTAB) Company and worldwide leader in radiation treatment planning and workflow management solutions, announced that three sites have delivered clinical treatments utilizing Monaco(TM), its next-generation Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning system. Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

2008-08-25 09:01:58

LATHAM, N.Y., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians from the Image Guided Radiation Therapy program at Community Care Physicians in Latham have commenced treating cancer patients using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems , an advancement that delivers a highly-precise image-guided, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment in two minutes or less. RapidArc treatments spare healthy tissue and other vital organs in the body by adapting to the shape...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

Oncure Medical Corp. ("Oncure"), one of the largest operators of radiation oncology centers in the country, has purchased substantially all the assets of ROA Associates, LLP, and entered into a long-term business management agreement with Radiation Oncology Associates, P.C. (ROA) of Ft. Wayne, Ind. The acquisition expands Oncure's fast-growing national network of radiation oncology centers to 36 centers in three states. "We are extremely proud to partner with Radiation Oncology Associates, a...

2008-07-30 12:01:17

Regulatory News: A patient with pancreatic cancer recently became the first person in the United States to receive treatment using Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy) at Seattle's Swedish Cancer Institute. This revolutionary new technology dramatically decreases treatment times - delivering a higher dose to the tumor target without compromising coverage and patient safety. From the patient's perspective, faster treatment times often mean improved comfort, which...


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