dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. May 1st. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Pediatrics
SEARCH
Ubicación actual:
>
> This Story


Conexión o Registro to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Rad Oncology Homepage

Fivefold difference found in Medicaid reimbursements for radiotherapy May limit access to healthcare, especially in rural areas

Trends in radiation oncology workforce potentially threaten rural patients, says study More radiation oncologists leaving, fewer coming in to rural areas

Varian showcases first preclinical findings of Flash therapy trial Reductions in radiation lung fibrosis and dermatitis

Female oncologists submit fewer charges, paid less than male Study bases findings on Medicare records

Four considerations before embarking on a carbon therapy center The next frontier in improving cancer care

New approach identifies lung cancer patients most likely to respond to chemotherapy Combines radiomics and CT image assessment

Q&A with Scott Warwick, executive director of the National Association for Proton Therapy Find out what to expect at the year's biggest proton therapy industry event

Aussies and Americans develop 3D models for assessing impacts of radiotherapy Test different levels and types of radiation

Law in Ontario prevents cremation of brachytherapy patients Experts call for eliminating the law, as it deters patients from lifesaving treatment

IBA tech plays first-time role in flash therapy demonstration Supports eventual integration of flash as clinical treatment

Researchers aim to improve flash therapy for X-ray and proton delivery

por Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
Dramatic cuts to cancer treatment times – and making treatment technology more compact – got a boost from new funding for two accelerator-based projects; one using X-rays, the other using protons, now in the works by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.

The PHASER X-ray project uses “rapidly scanned beams from many directions through electromagnetic steering with no mechanical moving parts, and is referred to as pluridirectional high-energy agile scanning electron radiotherapy,” according to a Stanford report on the work. It is designed to create a flash delivery system able to slash radiation times to under a second from minutes, as well as devising compact technology that can make advanced radiation therapy available more widely.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

THE (LEADER) IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1982. SALES-SERVICE-REPAIR

Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.



The new funding includes a $1.7 million grant from the DOE Office of Science Accelerator Stewardship program to develop the technology over the next three years. In addition, the Stanford Department of Radiation Oncology is putting in approximately $1 million over the next year to support the work. Along with the School of Medicine, it has also set up the Radiation Science Center, of which the PHASER project is a division.

“Delivering the radiation dose of an entire therapy session with a single flash lasting less than a second would be the ultimate way of managing the constant motion of organs and tissues, and a major advance compared with methods we’re using today,” said Billy Loo, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the Stanford School of Medicine.

To deliver such high-intensity radiation this efficiently, noted chief scientist for the RF Accelerator Research Division in SLAC’s Technology Innovation Directorate, Sami Tantawi, “we need accelerator structures that are hundreds of times more powerful than today’s technology.”

The just-received funding will let researchers build such structures, said Tantawi, a professor of particle physics and astrophysics.

Over the last few years, PHASER has developed and tested prototype accelerators with novel shapes. The new designs are already working as predicted in simulations – setting the stage for designs that are more powerful and compact.

That division, co-led by Loo and Tantawi, hopes to turn that concept into a working device.

“Next, we’ll build the accelerator structure and test the risks of the technology, which, in three to five years, could lead to a first actual device that can eventually be used in clinical trials,” Tantawi said.
  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

Rad Oncology Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Anuncie
Aumente su conciencia de marca
Subastas + ventas Privadas
Consigue el mejor precio
Comprar Equipo/Piezas
Encuentra El Precio Más Bajo
Noticias diarias
Lee las últimas noticias
Directorio
Examina todos los usuarios DOTmed
Ética en DOTmed
Ver nuestro programa de ética
El oro parte programa del vendedor
Recibir las solicitudes de PH
Programa de distribuidor con servicio gold
Recibe solicitudes
Proveedores de atención de salud
Ver todos los HCP (abreviatura de asistencia médica) Herramientas
Trabajos/Entrenamiento
Encontrar/rellenar un trabajo
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtener presupuestos para piezas
Certificado recientemente
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Recientemente clasificado
Ver usuarios certificados recientemente
Central de alquiler
Alquila equipos por menos
Vende equipos/piezas
Obtén más dinero
Mantenga el foro de los técnicos
Buscar ayuda y asesoramiento
Petición sencilla de propuestas
Obtén presupuestos para equipos
Feria comercial virtual
Encuentra servicio para el equipo
El acceso y el uso de este sitio está conforme a los términos y a las condiciones de nuestro AVISO LEGAL & AVISO DE LA AISLAMIENTO
Característica de y propietario DOTmeda .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
TODOS LOS DERECHOS RESERVADOS