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Grupo IMO Hosts Symposium on Use of TomoTherapy for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Procedures : Experts Detail HiArt Platform Advantages for Treatment of Brain, Lung, Pancreatic and Metastatic Cancers
Date:10/15/2008

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  • Sambls and Dr. Delgado presented technical and clinical stereotactic work using the TomoTherapy HiArt treatment system and discussed Grupo IMO's research goals for the future.

  • Said Dr. Sambls: "TomoTherapy HiArt allows the development of new techniques for treating brain tumors with maximum precision. In this sense, we have achieved great preliminary results with what we call Tomo-Radiosurgery, fundamentally with regard to irregularly shaped brain tumors, brain metastases and tumors located close to critical organs such as the optic nerves and the brain stem. Another example is the treatment of acoustic neurinoma. We believe TomoTherapy's especially homogenous dose distribution capabilities may help to spare sensitive auditory nerve tissue."

    • Matthias Uhl explained how University Clinic Heidelberg has expanded its own use of the TomoTherapy HiArt system to include stereotactic treatments.

    "We are applying TomoTherapy to SBRT for early-stage lung cancer and also multiple metastases in the brain and liver," said Dr. Uhl. "Treating multiple lesions simultaneously results in a reduced amount of timethe patient spends in the treatment room compared with conventional treatment alternatives."

    About Grupo IMO

    Grupo IMO is the first facility in Spain to offer TomoTherapy radiation treatments. More than 300 patients have been treated on the TomoTherapy HiArt System since April 2006. Established in 1991, Grupo IMO has the largest autonomous network of ten reference centers for cancer treatment using radiotherapy and radiosurgery techniques in Spain.

    About TomoTherapy Incorporated

    TomoTherapy Incorporated has developed, markets and sells the TomoTherapy HiArt treatment system, an advanced
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