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2014-05-21 08:29:53

Multi-institutional radiotherapy planning study compared Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion with three advanced linear-accelerator based stereotactic radiosurgery systems NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persons who need radiotherapy for treatment of multiple brain metastases stand to receive as much as a 74 percent lower radiation dose to normal brain tissue if the lesions are treated with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) radiosurgery system versus contemporary...

2014-05-19 08:28:36

New technology now being used to treat nasopharyngeal and other cancers; stereotactic radiosurgery program for select cancers coming in June HONG KONG, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) in Hong Kong has become the first medical center in Asia to treat cancer using a TrueBeam(TM)2.0 system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Installation of the new system, which was provided by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), was completed...

2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...

2014-05-08 08:39:06

Progress reported in treatment of brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 500 participants from 40 countries, including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists and other healthcare providers, will gather next week (May 11-15) in New York City for the 17th International Leksell Gamma Knife Society Meeting to discuss the latest results of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery "The multidisciplinary scientific...

2014-05-08 08:33:07

Clinicians detail how the Edge(TM) radiosurgery suite and other cancer treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems are enabling fast, precise tumor targeting MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon from noted institutions in the U.S. and Europe report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances that are making it possible to deliver these treatments more quickly...

2014-04-28 23:00:36

DoctorsElite, a site that helps patients around the United States locate doctors by diagnosis, treatment, and specialty, has announced that Dr. Gaurav Gupta, a New Brunswick, New Jersey neurosurgeon, has added his profile to the growing number of doctors using the site. (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 New Jersey renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Gaurav Gupta is bringing years of his medical expertise to the DoctorsElite healthcare network. DoctorsElite, a site that helps patients around the United States...

2014-04-24 12:29:13

Varian to deploy standardized treatment systems at UnityPoint Health hospitals across Iowa and Illinois PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) announced that it has entered an agreement with UnityPoint Health to be its exclusive supplier of software and devices for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The agreement is part of a long-term plan for enhancing and extending radiotherapy and radiosurgery cancer treatment capabilities...

2014-04-23 09:35:06

Patients with arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins) in the brain that have not ruptured had a lower risk of stroke or death for up to 12 years if they received conservative management of the condition compared to an interventional treatment, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Interventional treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) with procedures such as neurosurgical excision, endovascular...

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 12:33:09

Next-generation CyberKnife 10.0 Increases Accuracy, Reduces Treatment Time WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus CyberKnife, a service of Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, recently completed a major upgrade of its cancer treatment technology to the next-generation CyberKnife(®) 10.0 system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/DA98217 CyberKnife is a robotic technology that performs stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a nonsurgical method of...


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