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Latest Radiation treatment planning Stories

2014-04-11 08:24:43

More than 1,500 oncology professionals hear of pioneering radiosurgery treatments and knowledge-based planning techniques at two Varian-hosted symposia VIENNA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer experts have reported advances in radiosurgery treatments for the prostate, liver and spine, as well as significant developments in radiation oncology treatment planning using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Speakers at two Varian-hosted symposia at the...

2014-04-07 15:55:09

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumors while helping to spare healthy organs. A treatment planning study to be presented at the ESTRO 33 congress today [Sunday] has been able to show that helium may have effects that are superior to radiotherapy using protons, themselves a considerable advance on conventional photon beam radiotherapy. Mr Hermann Fuchs, a PhD student at the...

2014-04-05 04:21:30

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumor visualization during radiotherapy UTRECHT, Netherlands, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb), Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

2014-04-03 08:30:08

Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer exhibited at the Reed Messe Vienna Conference Center VIENNA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 2400/2800 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33(rd) ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from April 4(th)-7(th). The...

2014-04-02 08:34:07

In complex cases, Medical University Innsbruck clinicians exploit speed and accuracy advantages of new groundbreaking linear accelerator INNSBRUCK, Austria, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical University Innsbruck is the first center in Austria to begin treating patients with Elekta's Versa HD(TM), a radiation therapy system equipped with advanced beam-shaping and high dose rate technologies to deliver extremely precise treatments in shorter treatment times. Since January 14, the...

2014-04-01 08:30:13

VIENNA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #6200 - At ESTRO33, Elekta will demonstrate a comprehensive array of advanced solutions for cancer management. These products include the Versa HD(TM) treatment system, Monaco® 5 treatment planning system and Esteya® electronic brachytherapy system for treating skin cancer. ESTRO33 convenes April 4-8 at the Reed Messe Vienna Congress Centre. Follow @Elekta for live tweets from the show floor. Elekta's theme for this year's ESTRO,...

2014-03-13 12:28:27

CRAWLEY, England, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A little over a year after Elekta launched its Versa HD(TM) radiation therapy system, this groundbreaking linear accelerator is routinely being used in the delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS) programs worldwide, often using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). The company reports that many Versa HD systems operating clinically are actively engaged in SBRT and/or SRS programs. Elekta designed...

2014-03-11 08:30:05

Meridian Health will install seven Truebeam machines across five sites that offer radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment for cancer NEPTUNE, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health of New Jersey is initiating a program to deploy TrueBeam(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) across its network of cancer treatment clinics. Meridian's plan is to install seven TrueBeam machines at its five sites, together with Varian's ARIA® data management and...

2014-03-05 08:30:26

Patient-friendly treatment helps minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues LOS GATOS, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 14, a 67-year-old male patient received his final Esteya® electronic brachytherapy session to treat a squamous cell carcinoma on his right hand. He was the first patient in the United States to receive Esteya treatment, which was delivered at a Los Gatos, California clinic by Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director at The Targeted Radiation Institute...

2014-02-21 08:26:13

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To satisfy the need among radiation and medical oncology practices for greater sophistication in information management systems, Elekta (booth #3503) will demonstrate a number of new features in its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2014 annual conference and exhibition (HIMSS14), February 23-27, in Orlando, Florida. Notably, Elekta will highlight new functionality...