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2013-08-07 23:20:58

Research presented at AAPM demonstrates that use of Volpara Imaging Software from Matakina May improve the accuracy of radiation dose estimates during breast screening in mammography. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The role of volumetric breast density assessment software to more accurately estimate the radiation dose received during breast screening was the focus of two landmark research papers presentation at the 55th American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...

2013-08-07 08:30:05

Calls on Doctors to Fully Inform Patients WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) confirms the need for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients to be certain that their doctors explain all of their treatment options, including proton therapy," says Leonard Arzt, Executive Director of the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT). The report, "Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self...

2013-08-05 16:25:49

New Advance Enables Increased Patient Comfort, High-Precision Treatment INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orfit Industries America, North American subsidiary of Orfit Industries, a world leader in patient immobilization systems, today announced the launch of the Open Face Hybrid Mask. The new, reinforced Open Face Hybrid Mask has been designed to optimize patient comfort during radiation therapy of the head and neck areas, while enabling the same and, in many cases, better...

2013-08-05 08:28:54

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Travis Kidner, a surgical oncologist at the Rox Cancer Center who recently survived a Stage I melanoma, has two words of advice: if you started tanning at a young age, "get checked!" In an first-person Op-Ed published by the Los Angeles Times today (http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-kidner-melanoma-20130805,0,7465491.story or http://goo.gl/rdVIjL), Dr. Travis Kidner, who specializes in Breast and Melanoma...

2013-08-02 12:24:54

DUBLIN, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6xw9p/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Brachytherapy Devices Market 2012-2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6xw9p/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global Brachytherapy Devices Market 2012-2016 is based on an in-depth analysis covering the Americas, and the EMEA and...

2013-08-01 16:31:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU), the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), today jointly refuted the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) flawed and misleading study on the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. Importantly, the GAO did not recommend closing the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception...

2013-08-01 12:28:54

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions will highlight its comprehensive motion management solutions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, August 4-8, booth #1115. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/AQ85801LOGO) CIVCO's team of motion management experts will demonstrate how these solutions simplify the clinician's workday and improve workflow...

2013-08-01 08:35:41

First showing of breakthrough linear accelerator at 2013 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AAPM Booth #409 - Elekta's Versa HD(TM)* will make its AAPM debut at the association's 55(th) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, August 4-8 at Indianapolis's Indiana Convention Center. It will be the first time that Elekta showcases Versa HD at a scientific conference in the U.S. since the system's worldwide introduction...

2013-07-31 12:27:37

Company Quickly Responds to Request for Compassionate Use of Alternating Electric Field Therapy ST. HELIER, Jersey, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure today announced that Dr. Tatsunori Okamaura, MD, Ph.D., of the Kashiwaba Neurosurgical Hospital in Sapporo, Japan has treated the first patient in Japan with alternating electric field therapy. Dr. Okamaura is using NovoTTF Therapy to treat a recurrent glioblastoma tumor, the most common form of primary brain cancer worldwide....

2013-07-30 23:03:40

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine is offering Radium-223 (Xofigo) treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine is offering Radium-223 (Xofigo) treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. If prostate cancer grows outside of the prostate gland, it spreads into nearby tissues or...