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2012-05-02 02:27:51

AMSTERDAM, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Widespread use of advanced radiotherapy techniques in the Netherlands has resulted in improved survival among elderly lung cancer patients, according to major new research conducted by one of the country's leading cancer centers. VU University Medical Center (VUMC) in Amsterdam, which has now treated more than a thousand patients for pulmonary tumors using stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) on treatment machines supplied by Varian Medical Systems...

2012-05-01 06:27:46

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CentraState Medical Center has begun a week-long training program for physicians from China on comprehensive imaging and interventional techniques for diagnosing breast cancer. A group of physicians is training with internationally distinguished interventional radiologist Ken Tomkovich, MD, medical director of Interventional Radiology at CentraState and with Freehold Radiology Group. (Photo:...

2012-05-01 02:31:57

LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noninvasive stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), a technical term for radiosurgery in the body, can be a viable option for treating operable cases of early-stage lung cancer, with outcomes that compare favorably to more invasive surgery, according to a study published in the May 2012 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.[1] Speaking at a symposium sponsored by Varian...

2012-04-19 06:27:16

CINCINNATI, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), announced today the commercial launch of the Mammotome® elite Biopsy System, the only tetherless single insertion, multiple sample, vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) device featuring proprietary TruVac(TM) vacuum technology. Unlike competing devices that rely on automated syringes, elite provides a vacuum that achieves nearly the same suction power of the traditional Mammotome® VAB system, enabling...

2012-04-13 02:22:52

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2012 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, April 14-18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta (booth #725) will reveal compelling innovations for Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) that promise to enhance information management. "Once again, AANS will give us the opportunity to demonstrate to neurological surgeons that Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a continually evolving technique...

2012-04-12 02:38:51

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts in radiosurgery of the spine will present information about how to treat spinal tumors effectively using stereotactic radiosurgery rather than invasive surgical procedures during the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) here later this week. New techniques in image-guided radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant spinal lesions will be the focus of a special workshop for...

2012-04-11 02:24:40

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase RapidArc® Radiosurgery on the TrueBeam(TM) STx system--a highly precise and noninvasive way of excising tumors using carefully shaped high-energy X-ray beams--at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Miami Beach later this week. Clinicians who are gaining early experience in the clinical use of RapidArc® Radiosurgery are finding that this...

2012-04-01 22:20:43

CRAWLEY, England, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today it has received clearance to CE mark Agility(TM)*, a revolutionary beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac). Patients and clinics will benefit from the speed and reliability of this new MLC design. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/CL79665 ) "According to WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the incidence is expected to continue rising...

2012-03-21 02:24:08

BEIJING, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 24th International Medical Instruments & Equipment (ChinaMed) Exhibition, March 23-25 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Elekta (booth #3A001) will showcase its comprehensive range of oncology solutions and demonstrate its preeminence as the dominant provider of radiation therapy technology in China. In the last five years, Elekta has concentrated resources to support China's unprecedented initiatives to modernize...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

WEST HOLLYWWOOD, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics announced the 2012 recipients of the organization's prestigious Pioneers in Medicine, Technology, and Healthcare Policy Awards. The Society will honor each recipient at the Brain Mapping Foundation's Gala on June 1, 2012 as part of their 9th Annual World Congress in Toronto, Canada. This year, the Society has selected Andres Lozano from the University of Toronto, Antonio Desalles...