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first_img News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more center_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | July 21, 2010 First Robotic Patient Positioning System Installed Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more July 21, 2010 – CIVCO Medical Solutions this week announced the first installation of the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wis.Michael Vander Kooy, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare’s Central Wisconsin Cancer Program (CWCP), said the new system helps the CWCP to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care.“The Protura system provides us with positioning capabilities and accuracy that would otherwise be impossible,” Vander Kooy said. “We felt CIVCO had a great product with Protura and that the company was committed to the product line and future advancement.”In addition, when combined with CIVCO’s Universal Couchtop and SBRT Body Pro-Lok, Protura becomes an all-in-one motion management solution.CIVCO’s Protura also has a short learning curve.“Within an hour, literally, our staff was trained and ready to use Protura,” said Heather Bowen, M.B.A., R.T. (R) (T) (CT), radiation oncology supervisor at Agnesian HealthCare’s CWCP. “The Protura system has been one of the easiest pieces of equipment to learn. The system is intuitive and straightforward.”In addition to Protura’s ease of installation, the system has had an immediate impact on the level of treatment patients receive.“Protura has given the CWCP the ability to pinpoint tumor volumes with sub-millimeter accuracy,” said Bowen. “We are now able to adjust for setup variations in pitch, roll and rotation using the six degree of freedom robotic table. Protura offers patients increased accuracy of positioning without adding extra time on the treatment table.”Protura has +/- 5cm travel in X&Y directions, with +/- 2.5cm travel in Z direction. The couch has +/- 3 degree rotation in pitch, roll and yaw. Protura features a virtual pivot point always at the isocenter, which allows for accurate adjustment, in-room touch screen controls and a control panel with indicator lights located on the couch. Protura is compatible with IGRT coordinate systems and supports CIVCO’s SBRT Body Pro-Lok attachments.For more information: www.civco.com. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019 Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories A recent study projects global market revenues for radiotherapy patient positioning accessories will exceed revenues of… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img

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