Varian Medical Systems exhibits the RapidArc linear accelerator and BrachyVision Acuros, among other technologies at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 51st Annual Meeting held July 26-30, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif.
Varian Shows RT, Brachytherapy, Proton Therapy Solutions at AAPM 2009 Annual Meeting
The top article from January was about researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) to image the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT has been a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology.
Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company’s nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes. The metallic-based nanoparticles show up on CT scans so it can be used as a permanent fiduciary marker to track tumor response. The images show the initial tumor and enhancement areas due to the nanoparticles and the resulting outcomes following treatment. Photo by Dave Fornell