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Integrated approach to IMRT provides quality care for head and neck cancer patients

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 Results from a University of Pittsburgh study demonstrate that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer can be uniformly delivered in a large health care system of academic and community cancer centers through a centralized planning and treatment ...

Long-Term Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Show IMRT Curative

Results from the largest study of men with prostate cancer treated with high-dose, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) show that the majority // of patients remain alive with no evidence of disease after an average follow-up period of eight years. The 561 prostate cancer patients tre...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...prehensive service agreements only, and do not include the results of OPS practices. (2) Represents technology-based treatments, including imrt treatments and diagnostic scans, provided through our integrated cancer centers and radiation-only facilities at CSA practices. (3...

London's Barts Hospital Selects Varian Equipment to Offer Advanced Radiotherapy to More Cancer Patients

... machines will enable us to offer highly conformal imrt treatments to more cancer patients," says Niall Ma... department. We are already reaping the rewards of imrt and RapidArc will build on this by combining image...ient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided imrt two to eight times faster than is possible with co...

Elekta CMS Software Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Monaco VMAT Treatment Planning Solution

...d FDA 510(k) clearance for the VMAT enhancement to Monaco((R)), an advanced imrt treatment planning solution that combines new levels of scientific insight ...been available for use clinically for the past two years for step-and-shoot imrt planning. The product was developed in cooperation with Eberhard Karls Univ...

Comprehensive VMAT Solution From Elekta on Center Stage at 2009 AAPM Annual Meeting

...ver the new paradigm in VMAT planning An advanced, clinically relevant imrt planning system, Monaco(R) brings innovative concepts to the clinic that he...zation of imaging and treatment workflows, Infinity can dramatically reduce imrt treatment sessions with the flexibility of multiple arcs to improve conform...

Beijing Cancer Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Mainland China to Introduce Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments

...ient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided imrt two to eight times faster than is possible with co...treated more than 5,000 patients with conventional imrt in recent years, gaining a global reputation for t...scientific papers published on its research. "Most imrt treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes to deliv...

Elekta Provides VMAT and Radiosurgery Solutions for New Jersey Health System

... advantages over the competition, especially in imaging capabilities. We decided to make the switch to Elekta." "We'll be replacing our current imrt techniques with VMAT," he explains. "We're looking to VMAT to increase throughput, but more importantly to reduce treatment times for our patients. Th...

Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology Enables Pioneering Cancer Treatments at Top Dutch Oncology Center

... we treated about fifteen percent of patients with imrt but now use RapidArc for a much larger number of imrt indications. In addition to standard head and neck...distributions than is achievable with conventional imrt for head and neck tumors in less than three minute...

Prostate Cancer Patient Receives First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment at Major Danish Hospital

...nt machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided imrt times two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Fa...om, deputy chief physicist. "In order to routinely replace today's standard imrt treatments with RapidArc for all treatment sites, we now need to strengthen...
IMRT in Medical Technology

CMS, Inc., an Elekta Company, Announces First Cancer Patients Treated With Monaco(TM) Radiation Treatment Planning System

... Monaco represents a fundamentally new approach to imrt planning, including a unique and sophisticated set...nically reliable. "The biologically-based Monaco imrt treatment planning system produces clinically rele...e dosimetrically superior to plans from dose-based imrt treatment planning systems, feature shorter plan d...

Image Guided Radiation Therapy in Latham, NY. Now Fighting Cancer Using Fast and Precise RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology

...f the earliest adopters of IGRT technology, and began offering image-guided imrt treatments for prostate cancer back in August 2005. "The vast majority of o...n was possible with our earlier technology." By completing highly-precise imrt treatment so much faster, Puranik says, his clinical team members can spend...

Seattle's Swedish Cancer Institute First in U.S. to Treat Cancer Patient with Elekta VMAT

...hysics at Swedish Cancer Institute, says, "The use of Elekta VMAT allowed us to reduce our patient's delivery time by half, relative to a conventional imrt delivery. The total treatment time was less than 10 minutes, including Cone Beam CT image guidance. More importantly, we were able to reduce the dose ...

IBA and Elekta Initiate Global Particle Therapy Program at ASTRO

... information system (OIS), MOSAIQ Proton Therapy module, patient immobilization devices, localization systems, and even the Elekta Synergy(R) advanced imrt and IGRT delivery system. On the IBA side, the agreement includes the comprehensive Proteus system. More components and solutions may be added in the ...
IMRT in Medical Products

Primus Linear Accelerator

Description:... a fully digital, technologically advanced radiation therapy treatment delivery system. It can be configured for delivery of routine, 3-D conformal or imrt treatments....
Company:Siemens Medical Solutions Oncology

Clinac 23EX

Description:...stems with integrated Varian multileaf collimation and electronic portal imaging systems which enable you to perform the most advanced computer-driven imrt treatments, as well as conventional therapy techniques....
Company:Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Clinac 21EX

Description:...stems with integrated Varian multileaf collimation and electronic portal imaging systems which enable you to perform the most advanced computer-driven imrt treatments, as well as conventional therapy techniques....
Company:Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
IMRT in Biological News

The top 5 ways medical physics has changed health care

...ion therapy (IMRT) has enhanced the ability of radiation to control tumors. imrt uses computer programs to precisely shape the treatment field and control t...ation to a tumor while minimizing the doses to surrounding healthy tissues. imrt is already in use for treating prostate cancer, cancers of the brain, head ...

Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment

...imetry in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). imrt is a radiation therapy for cancers that improves c...d healthy tissue is preserved. The problem with imrt so far, however, is that it becomes increasingly d...ancer patients. "The prevailing opinion is that imrt improves treatment outcomes," says Jaksic. "Crucia...
IMRT in Biological Technology

Varian Medical Systems to Showcase a Wide Spectrum of New and Updated Products That Improve Radiotherapy Treatment Processes at 2009 AAPM Meeting

...(TM), a quality assurance tool for radiotherapy treatment plans, with enhancements to the user interface and an improved workflow. Large-field imrt , which makes it possible to create a single treatment plan for treating a large tumor and then deliver the treatment in one operation, rather than tr...

New Report Just Published: World Prostate Cancer Therapeutics Market Report

...ted Radiation Therapy (IMRT) II-43 Benefits of imrt II-44 Drawbacks of imrt II-44 Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) II-44...tate Cancer II-61 Positive Results from Use of imrt in Localized Prostate Cancer II-61 Balanced In...

Leading Middle East Cancer Hospital Acquires Advanced Radiotherapy Capability from Varian Medical Systems

...oncology, said, "Evidence suggests that RapidArc will revolutionize the way imrt is delivered and potentially improve patient outcomes. Faster treatment tha...ams at a tumor while continuously rotating around the patient. Conventional imrt treatments are slower for radiotherapists because they use many fixed angle...

Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute Enhances Patient Care With Monaco(R) Radiation Treatment Planning System

...as purchased Monaco, the next-generation Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy ( imrt ) treatment planning system. Featuring biological modeling, constraine...onte Carlo dose calculation algorithms, Monaco represents a new approach to imrt planning, including a sophisticated set of tools to make the radiotherapy p...

ProCure Signs Agreement with .decimal, Inc. to Purchase Patient-Specific Devices for Its Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City

...decimal is a medical device manufacturer of patient-specific devices, including missing tissue compensators, modulators for advanced Compensator-Based imrt delivery, as well as apertures and range compensators used in proton therapy. The company has been providing radiation therapy products for over twent...

Pioneering Cancer Center Introduces Advanced Varian RapidArc(TM) Treatments for Cancer Patients in Central Germany

... Dr. Dagmar Schipanski. "For about seven years we have closely followed the imrt activities at the Sudharz Krankenhaus Nordhausen," she said. "Clinicians at this center have treated more than 2,500 patients with imrt and built a huge clinical knowledge base and experience on advanced treatme...

Prostate Cancer Patient in Montpellier Becomes First Cancer Patient in France Treated with Varian's RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy

... was very pleased because compared to conventional imrt it was three times quicker," Dr. Fenoglietto said....ntinuous rotation around the patient. Conventional imrt treatments are slower and more difficult for radio...are. More than 700 patients have been treated with imrt at the comprehensive cancer center since its intro...

Cancer Care of Western New York Becomes First Center in Western New York to Treat Cancer with RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

...ble for Dr. Shah to deliver a precise image-guided imrt treatment in two minutes or less, which is two to ... RapidArc treatment plan with one for conventional imrt and found that the RapidArc plan spared more of Ke...ed at RapidArc plans as compared with conventional imrt for these types of cases, and concluded that the R...

Varian Medical Systems Exhibits a New Version of RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology and Other Products for Fast, Precise Cancer Treatment

...t plans for difficult cases -- Using the ARIA(TM) oncology information system to achieve a paperless environment -- Pairing HDR brachytherapy with imrt to treat prostate cancer Managing cancer survivorship. 2) Emerging Technologies Symposium, Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Westi...

Varian to Showcase RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology Enhancements at ASTRO 2008

...is time, we introduced RapidArc, which delivers a highly-precise volumetric imrt treatment in less than two minutes with a single arc, or rotation, of the t...wardly-positioned tumors. It incorporates tools for planning and delivering imrt treatments using one or more arcs, or multiple non-coplanar arcs, which are...
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