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2010-02-17 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ - City of Hope (Duarte, Calif.), a leading research and treatment center for cancer and other diseases, is the first medical center to implement an electronic interface that links its TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment systems with the MOSAIQ® radiation oncology information management system. The connection enables communication between the MOSAIQ and the Hi-Art systems, facilitating access to vital...

2009-12-08 11:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Radiation Therapy Equipment - A Global Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164337/Radiation-Therapy-Equipment---A-Global-Market-Review.html Cancer is a growing concern worldwide with millions of new cancer cases diagnosed each year. Radiation therapy is the leading non-surgical technique, utilized in the treatment of cancer patients. An aging population,...

2009-12-01 13:37:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Former New Jersey Assemblyman Francis Bodine was surprised and delighted when his radiotherapy treatment sessions for prostate cancer went from about 20 minutes each day to less than five. Midway through his course of treatment, doctors at the Delaware Valley Urology Cancer Center acquired the region's first RapidArc® radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), making it possible for them to...

2009-11-19 07:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two female brain tumor patients have become the first people in the south of England to be treated using a faster form of radiotherapy that extends more advanced care to more patients. RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Clinicians at University College Hospital (UCH) carried...

2009-11-13 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinical studies suggest that advanced treatments like intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) are enabling radiation oncologists to enhance post-treatment health-related quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer. In an educational session for radiotherapy professionals, delivered by two noted experts during the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Researchers from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center reported last week that image-guided RapidArc® radiotherapy from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has clinical advantages over earlier fixed-beam approaches to stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for treating cancer. RapidArc, Varian's technology for delivering volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), enables...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians using RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast, precise, non-invasive cancer treatments have found that they are able to substantially reduce scatter dose to surrounding healthy tissues, according to several presentations and posters presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago. With RapidArc, doctors were able to quickly administer image-guided...

2009-11-03 15:55:18

Hypofractionated radiation treatment, a newer type of radiation treatment that delivers higher doses of radiation in fewer treatments than conventional radiation therapy, is significantly more effective in stopping cancer from growing in high risk patients, compared to receiving standard radiation treatment, according to a study presented November 4, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In addition, findings show there is no increased risk...

2009-11-03 15:08:58

Radiation oncologists at Rush University Medical Center are intent on finding ways to avoid damage to the critically important hippocampus and limbic circuit of the brain when cranial radiation is required to treat existing or potential metastatic cancers. The goal is to spare these areas, which are responsible for short-term memory, as well as emotions, motivation, and a range of executive functions, such as planning and decision-making. Cranial radiation is used to destroy tumors that have...

2009-11-03 12:21:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge has chosen ScandiDos as the provider of its quality assurance (QA) solution for RapidArc(TM), and, in doing so, becomes the 100th clinical installation of Delta4. In selecting the Delta4 volumetric QA system, cancer care physicists and physicians at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital now have access to cutting edge verification of radiation therapy treatment. Key to this is the...