Navigation Links
Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center
Date:6/18/2009

AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). This is among the findings in several papers published by the team at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Radiation oncologist Dr. Frank Lagerwaard and his team compared RapidArc with five-arc dynamic conformal arc radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma, a benign tumor that affects hearing and balance. "Treatment delivery time after patient setup was less than five minutes versus 20 minutes for dynamic conformal arc radiosurgery," says Dr. Lagerwaard. "We found that RapidArc planning was completed within 30 minutes in all cases."

His team found that the RapidArc plans consistently achieved greater conformity and a reduction in areas of low-dose irradiation compared to conventional radiosurgery. "This, together with the benefits of shorter treatment times, allows us to replace our conventional five-arc radiosurgery technique for vestibular schwannomas with RapidArc," added Dr. Lagerwaard.

RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Faster treatments allow for greater precision, since there is less chance of patient or tumor movement during treatment delivery and, with less time on the treatment couch, also allow for greater patient comfort.

Cancer patients at VU University Medical Center are treated on two Varian Clinac(R) 2300 CD linear accelerators, a Trilogy(R) linear accelerator, and the Novalis Tx(TM) radiosurgical su
'/>"/>

SOURCE Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Prostate Cancer Patient Receives First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment at Major Danish Hospital
2. Cancer Patients in North Wales to Gain Access to Varians RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments
3. Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
4. RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enabling Fast, Accurate Treatments for Pennsylvania Cancer Patients
5. Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient in India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
6. New Mexico Doctors Now Treating Brain and Prostate Cancer With RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
7. Public Cancer Center Becomes First in South-East Asia to Introduce RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments From Varian Medical Systems
8. Top Belgian Cancer Center Becomes First in Country to Introduce RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments From Varian Medical Systems
9. A Fast, New Cancer Fighting Tool Is Now Available in the Houston Area: RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
10. Impac Software Announces Clinical Release of RapidArc Support
11. First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment in Italy Takes Place at Leading Milan Cancer Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... on October 9, 2007 --, BELLEVILLE, ON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences,Inc., a ... field trial for its E. coli O157:H7 cattle vaccine,during a: ... & Audio Web Cast ... ...
... million Americans who experience the phantom sounds of tinnitus -- ... debilitating -- certain well-trained rats may be their best hope ... have studied the condition for more than 10 years and ... if they are experiencing tinnitus. , These scientists now have ...
... There are two aspects to creating an effective drug: ... effect and minimal side-effects and then delivering it to ... do its job., With the support from a $478,000, ... Harth is tackling the second part of this problem. ...
... company launches two oncology tests, SAN DIEGO, Oct. ... scheduled to provide a corporate overview of its molecular,diagnostic ... Conference. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November,1st, at ... the San Diego Marriott,Del Mar Hotel, 11966 El Camino ...
... 5 GENICON,and SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. announced today the ... SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. has made an,equity investment in GENICON. ... position on GENICON,s Board of Directors, which will be,filled ... August of 2006, GENICON and SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. entered ...
... Governor Edward G. Rendell,today joined the Pennsylvania Dental Association ... in recognizing October 5, 2007,as Senior Smiles Day in ... an individual,s overall,health and quality of life," Rendell said ... million adults over the age of sixty-five reside,in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists search for brain center responsible for tinnitus 2Health News:Developing a modular, nanoparticle drug delivery system 2Health News:Developing a modular, nanoparticle drug delivery system 3Health News:SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. Acquires Minority Ownership in GENICON 2Health News:Governor Rendell Declares Senior Smiles Day in Pennsylvania; Goal is to Improve Oral Hygiene for Senior Citizens 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of ... death.  This patent application describes a ... molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic cellular ... less than 10 bps, yet are surprisingly capable in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... – Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Analysis Insulin Pumps ... as insulin delivery systems especially for type ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, ... a new market research report is ... Global Markets and Technologies ... Focus on Routes of Administration ... STUDY OBJECTIVES A ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16
... , THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 5 Amgen (Nasdaq: ... PRIME "203" trial evaluating Vectibix® (panitumumab) administered in combination ... of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) failed to meet a ... it was announced that the trial met its primary ...
... Partners today announced that it has been engaged by ... help roll out and promote it,s Calmare Therapy Treatment*, ... high-intensity oncologic and neuropathic pain, including pain resistant to ... to expand awareness of the brand and electromedical technology ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 2Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 3Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 4Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 5Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 6Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 7Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 8Competitive Technologies Selects RF|Binder as Public Relations Agency of Record 2Competitive Technologies Selects RF|Binder as Public Relations Agency of Record 3
Specimen-ID™, a Positive Specimen Identification System, assures the permanent link at the bedside between patient and laboratory specimen to prevent sample identification errors....
wCareMed™ utilizes barcode scanning technology to support medication administration. It is a simple to use point of care application that provides access to patient information on a lightweight,...
... Korchek Technologies CareChek ... employs barcode technology, Windows ... with integrated scanners (to ... at the bedside) and ...
... SafeRx, in conjunction with the AutoPPI barcoded ... formulated for a specific patient. The system ... to the correct patient and provides printed ... DrugTrack Manager keeps a record of the ...
Medicine Products: