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2011-08-03 13:03:27

A combination of several well-known safety procedures could greatly reduce patient-harming errors in the use of radiation to treat cancer, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. Radiation oncologists use more than a dozen quality assurance (QA) checks to prevent radiotherapy errors, but until now, the Hopkins researchers say, no one has systematically evaluated their effectiveness. Working with researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, the Hopkins team gathered...

2011-07-20 14:24:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, will host a symposium examining best practices for quality assurance in radiation oncology at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting. The symposium--"Best Quality Assurance Programs for Today's Radiation Oncology Platforms"--will discuss how systems' engineering principles can be...

2011-06-06 07:00:00

MADISON, Wis., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ScandiDos, Inc U.S. Offices are expanding in North America. Matthew Douglass, Sales Director - North America states "With a growing line of products in the Delta 4 family and customer interest at an all time high in the U.S. and Canada, ScandiDos has expanded its sales force to accommodate developing demand." ScandiDos sales expansion includes Peter Pecorella, Southeast Regional Sales Director. Peter Pecorella comes to ScandiDos with nineteen...

2011-03-04 12:34:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems and ScandiDos AB hereby announce that the companies have signed a non-exclusive distributor agreement. The agreement covers the ScandiDos Delta4PT pre-treatment verification system, for use with Varian's RapidArc® radiotherapy technology, the TrueBeam(TM) system, and Varian's technology for IMRT. The agreement allows Varian and its affiliates world-wide to offer Delta4PT to their customers, providing...

2011-03-02 16:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center serving cancer patients in the Los Angeles area, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to...


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