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2014-06-13 08:24:08

Prime Healthcare acquires four TrueBeam(TM) systems as a step toward upgrading and standardizing cancer treatment services across its healthcare system PALO ALTO, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Prime Healthcare Services, one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, to be Prime Healthcare's exclusive supplier of technology for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The...

2014-06-11 08:29:46

Hologic's low-dose 3D mammography and 3D-guided breast biopsy are highlighted at annual recognition event BEDFORD, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced today that two products from its 3D mammography platform will be showcased at the Premier, Inc. 2014 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. Hologic's C-View software option (low-dose 3D mammography) and Affirm 3D-guided breast biopsy are two of only 16 medical innovations...

2014-06-04 12:29:19

Skyline Radiation Oncology, first in state to use Clarity, now also offers precise stereotactic radiotherapy for prostate cancer due to increased disease targeting confidence TUSTIN, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Radiation Oncology's acquisition of Elekta's Clarity® soft tissue visualization system is enabling physicians to continuously track the motion of the prostate during the delivery of radiation therapy. With continuous intrafractional image guidance, Skyline is...

2014-06-04 08:31:55

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Chinese Market for Neurological Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/chinese_market_neurological_devices.html In 2012, the Chinese market for neurological devices was valued at over $528 million.The Chinese market for neurological devices includes fixed pressure CSF shunts, adjustable pressure CSF shunts, bare platinum detachable coils, coated detachable coils,...

2014-06-04 08:31:40

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Indian Neurological Devices Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/indian_neurological_devices_market.html In 2012, the Indian market for neurological devices was valued at $13.5 million.The Indian market for neurological devices includes detachable coils, liquid embolics, neurovascular stents, neurovascular catheters, neurovascular guidewires, neuromodulation...

2014-06-02 08:30:11

Newly installed technology enables clinicians to target lung and other tumors quickly and precisely using finely shaped radiation beams rather than surgery NORMAL, Ill., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When a diagnostic chest X-ray revealed a nodule on his left lung, Paul Hoffman, 79, had a biopsy and soon got bad news: it was Stage 1 lung cancer. He was given two options. The first was surgery, which would have been risky because Hoffman has a heart condition and a pacemaker. The...

2014-05-22 23:07:02

Over 400 medical professionals from around the world attended the conference which featured over 100 presentations discussing the growing applications of SRS/SBRT in the treatment of tumors of the brain, spine, lung, breast, prostate, liver, pancreas and head and neck. Campbell, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Radiosurgery Society® (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...

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...


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