Navigation Links
Beaumont Patients 1st to get Next Generation of Radiation Treatment
Date:9/20/2007

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients at Beaumont Hospitals are the first in the world to be treated with the next generation of radiation therapy that is painless, faster, more accurate and precise than other treatments.

Beaumont doctors and physicists invented and patented the new technology, Omnibeam(R). The $3.3-million machine is manufactured in England by Elekta, which is headquartered in Stockholm. The first patient was treated on Sept. 10.

The painless treatment takes about 20 minutes and requires no implants or invasive procedures to prepare for therapy. It can be used to treat cancer of the breast; prostate; lungs; and head and neck, as well as other cancers. It is specially designed for the treatment of tumors deep within the body.

Omnibeam(R), a robotic technology, uses highly accurate, real-time CT imaging that automatically adjusts the radiation field during treatment to account for a patient's external movements - and the natural repositioning of internal organs - from day to day or even moment to moment. Omnibeam(R) also uses robotic technology to adjust the treatment table on which a patient lies to provide pinpoint accuracy of treatment. Adjusting the radiation field and treatment table means the radiation treatment is precisely targeted to kill cancer cells, destroying them without harming surrounding healthy tissue or organs. The patient has better cancer control and fewer undesirable side effects as a result.

"Omnibeam(R) is a dramatic new clinical advance in radiation therapy for cancer. The combination of improved imaging coupled with robotic technology is vastly better than other radiation machines for cancer therapy," says Alvaro Martinez, M.D., corporate chairman of Radiation Oncology for Beaumont Hospitals. "It uses advanced imaging technology, is faster, can treat from very small to very large, irregularly shaped tumors and does not require placement of metal implants as with other thera
'/>"/>

SOURCE William Beaumont Hospitals
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Hematology Analyzers Simple, Sophisticated Technology Serving All Patients
2. Actemra (tocilizumab) Third Phase III Study Results Show Significant Improvement in Symptoms of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive Recommended VTE prophylaxis
4. Phase III Trial Results Show Superiority of Rivaroxaban over Enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery
5. New Study Shows That Extending Prophylaxis With Clexane / Lovenox (enoxaparin Sodium Injection) to 5 Weeks is More Effective Than 10 Days for Reducing the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Acutely ill Medical Patients With Reduced Mobility
6. Phase III Trial Results Show Superiority of Rivaroxaban over Enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery
7. Genzyme Announces Data from First Phase 3 Study of Tolevamer in Patients with C. difficile Associated Diarrhea
8. TMC125 Showed Significant Virologic Response at Week 24 in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients With NNRTI Resistance in Phase 3 Trials
9. Study Shows Ixabepilone Demonstrated Clear Activity in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer Resistant to Anthracycline, Taxane, and Capecitabine
10. Cytos Biotechnology Reports Results from Phase IIa Study with CYT003-QbG10 in Patients Suffering from Atopic Dermatitis
11. Skin Rash Actually Signifies Better Outcomes for Pancreatic and Lung Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014  Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ), ... to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today ... On Tuesday, December 2, the company will ... Healthcare Conference.  D. Keith Grossman , President and ... company beginning at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (8:30 ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB:AEMD), announced ... to raise approximately $3.3 million at a price of ... one institutional healthcare focused investor. Each unit consists of one ... share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder ... $0.30 for a period of five years from closing.  ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  Cohen, Placitella ... behalf of investors who purchased Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation ... during the period from January 31, 2011 through ... whether Nymox and certain of its officers and ... in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Thoratec Announces Presentations At Investor Conferences For December 2014 2Aethlon Medical Announces $3.3 Million Equity Investment 2Aethlon Medical Announces $3.3 Million Equity Investment 3Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 2Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 3
(Date:11/27/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and ... cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. ... given to children younger than 2 because they could ... warned. American adults average about three colds a ... get a cold, parents might want to give them ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge ... an expert says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- ... -- are gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, ... considered," Dr. Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and ... Center in North Carolina, said in a center news ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 The ... to offering stylish, comfortable and high functioning compression socks, are ... The newly-released socks use an innovative Gradient Pressure (TM) knitting ... oxygenated blood. , VIM & VIGR’s commitment to adding flair ... of as just functional recently caught the eye of a ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Now that Thanksgiving is ... officially launched, Emassagechair.com has announced its eagerly ... Event. , Negotiating on behalf of their customers, ... chair brands, Emassagechair.com has generated significant buzz in the ... biggest discounts yet. , Shoppers are excited for significant ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Two ... dental implants procedure will help one person with ... , Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of ... Hills, Calif., have launched a website devoted to helping ... section of the website would be devoted to helping ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises 2Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2Health News:VIM & VIGR Announces Launch of Men’s Line of Compression Socks 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 3Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 2Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 3Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 5
... by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center to analyze ... to cancer treatment, //it has been found that nearly ... More specifically, stage III colon cancer patients who were ... months, were found to stop their treatment before completion. ...
... workers frequently report sick due to respiratory problems, and ... develop// occupational asthma every year. Prolonged exposure to dust ... ,Alveolitus or 'occupational asthma’ is triggered by constant ... of the lung. It is said that the ...
... Mali in West Africa, which is said to be naturally ... according to scientists//. , ,A team including researchers from ... US-based institutes said they have also identified a gene that ... to infection by the parasite, reported the online edition of ...
... of Celebrex was $3.3 billion worldwide. But after widespread concerns ... But 16 months later the has returned to the consumer ... which plunged last year during the ad moratorium. Now the ... ingredients that could boost it sales. Each ad includes ...
... Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists have developed a new ... levels. They have taken a polymer (protein) and layered ... capacity. ,This configuration can accommodate a wide ... detection, said Yuehe Lin, who led the research at ...
... late 1950s was later discarded as a stunt. However recent ... the one who pioneered this in 1957. He claimed that ... a second actually bought the advertised product. He had tested ... his results in the tests they had conducted. Vicary later ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Colon Cancer Death Rate Doubles As Patients Stop Chemotherapy 2Health News:Polymer Molecule Layered On Carb Molecule to Increase Sensitivity 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: