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2010-11-24 07:47:00

OXFORD, England and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirada Medical Limited, the fast growing international company focused on advanced oncology imaging, announced today that it will be launching Casemeeting, a new product designed to improve image presentation at tumor board meetings, at the 2010 RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) trade show in Chicago, Illinois from November 28 - December 3, 2010. The Tumor Board meeting has become a key instrument for sites...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System, announced today that it has received nearly $500,000 in grants from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program. Xoft received the maximum amount of $244,479.25 for two Electronic Brachytherapy grants, one for the treatment of breast cancer and one for the treatment of gynecological cancers. The announcement was made here at the 52nd American...

2010-11-01 13:31:39

When treating prostate cancer with radiation therapy, side effects such as urinary problems and rectal pain and bleeding are a concern, as is impact on the patient's overall quality of life. So when new, more efficient treatment methods are developed, one important question is whether better treatment comes at the cost of increased side effects and decreased quality of life. In the case of short-course, high-dose (hypofractionated) radiation therapy, the answer is no, according research at...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is demonstrating how the integration of imaging and treatment planning can help simplify the clinician and patient experience. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091127/NY17547LOGO) Specially designed radiation oncology configurations help...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the long-term, five-year results from the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite® Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial (ASBS Registry) while showcasing the MammoSite ML...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM) System, will showcase its industry leading multi-platform IORT (intraoperative radiation therapy) capabilities here at the 52nd American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting, October 31 - November 4. The Axxent System, which delivers non-radioactive, electronic therapy directly to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy...

2010-10-31 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduced the Philips Panorama High Field Open (HFO) Oncology Configuration for radiation therapy, a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging solution for dedicated oncology use, at this year's American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego, CA. This system combines the premium soft tissue contrast of MR, which supports tumor visualization, with a spacious patient aperture,...

2010-10-29 07:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that 40 accepted abstracts highlighting the use of the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System will be presented as posters and presentations at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), taking place in San Diego from October 31-November 4. Presentations related to CyberKnife radiosurgery cover a growing array...

2010-10-28 12:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Radiation Planning has a new name: D3 Radiation Oncology Solutions. The company chose its new name to reflect the recent expansion in the number of new solutions that D3 offers to accelerate excellence in radiation oncology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NE90717LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NE90717LOGO ) "The future of radiation oncology belongs to those practices that recognize and address changes...

2010-10-26 00:24:13

Men with prostate cancer treated with a specialized type of radiation called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to patients treated with conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), according to a study presented November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "With survivors living many years after treatment, it is very important to minimize gastrointestinal...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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