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2011-07-14 16:11:51

As part of the Target Safely initiative, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a white paper, the first of a series of such papers, on the safe use of integrating intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) into the radiation oncology clinic. The executive summary of this white paper is published in the July print issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ASTRO's clinical practice journal. The full text of the document is available in advance of print online at...

2011-06-17 08:00:00

METZ, France, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four years, Clinique Claude Bernard's Private Radiotherapy Center (PRCM, Metz, France) will have doubled the number of patients receiving radiation therapy treatments per year - from 1,100 to a predicted 2,200 patients by the end of this year. This achievement was enabled by equipping first one, then all three of its Elekta Synergy® treatment systems with Elekta VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy). With VMAT, single...

2011-06-06 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of radiation oncology community leaders - representing thousands of patients, physicians, and manufacturers throughout the United States - commends Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Barrow (D-GA) for introducing the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2104). The CARE Act takes an important step in ensuring...

2011-05-01 00:09:03

.decimal, Inc. to showcase its patient-specific medical devices for proton therapy at the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group annual meeting in Philadelphia Sanford, Florida (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 .decimal, Inc. (pronounced dot decimal), an innovative manufacturer of patient-specific medical devices for radiation therapy, plans to showcase an array of cutting-edge medical devices for radiation therapy at the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

Emory Healthcare plays key role in plans to bring the world's most advanced radiation treatment for cancer patients to Georgia. Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Emory Healthcare is a key player in plans to bring the world's most advanced radiation treatment for cancer patients to Georgia. In furtherance of that role, Emory Healthcare has signed a letter of intent with Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC, of Minden, Nevada, opening the door to a final exploratory phase for development of...

2010-08-26 16:53:01

Policy makers introduce CARE Act in U.S. Senate SNM supports the U.S. Senate in its introduction of the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2010 (CARE Act), S. 3737. The proposed legislation, which was introduced in August by Sen. Mike Enzi [R-WY], aims to ensure that minimum education and credentialing standards for nuclear medicine technologists are set at the state level. The bill's co-sponsors include Richard Burr [R-NC], Al...

2010-06-24 09:26:00

Gathering brings clinicians, manufacturers, regulators, hospital administrators, and public interest groups together to discuss new ways of avoiding errors COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meeting in Miami this week will bring together some of the world's leading experts from inside and outside the clinic to discuss safety in radiation therapy -- a critical method for treating cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the three main treatments for...

2010-02-18 10:54:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The CyberKnife Society (CKS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of robotic radiosurgery, announced today that its 2010 CyberKnife Society Scientific Meeting will be held March 26-27, 2010 at The Fairmont Dallas in downtown Dallas, Texas. The CyberKnife Society Scientific Meeting brings together surgeons, radiation oncologists, therapists, medical physicists and other...

2010-02-05 14:08:23

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have released practice guidelines for image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the February issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of ASTRO. These guidelines were released as educational tools to assist practitioners in providing appropriate, effective and safe medical care for patients. IGRT uses...

2009-10-26 14:42:35

International experts discussed scientific and clinical development of the innovative radiation therapy The largest congress worldwide on the topic of particle or ion therapy "“ radiation with heavy ions and protons "“ has taken place in the fall of 2009 in Heidelberg. Well over 600 international participants, especially from Japan and the USA, convened in the Heidelberg Town Hall for the annual meeting of the "Particle Therapy Cooperative Group" (PTCOG), including leading experts...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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