Linear Accelerators

 Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G. Hatch Center for Proton Therapy, has opened at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and began treating patients on May 11 with the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System.

The teams from HCI, U of U and Mevion gather to celebrate the center’s grand opening. Group from left to right: Bill Salter, Ph.D., Senior Director of Radiation Oncology, HCI and Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Physics, U of U -- Robyn Walker, Sr. Director, Customer Success and Service Operations, Mevion -- James Cooley, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Development, Mevion -- Dennis Shrieve, M.D., Ph.D., Chair in Cancer Research, HCI and Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U -- Tina Yu, Ph.D., CEO, Mevion -- Michael Good, M.D., Interim President, U of U and Sr. VP for Health Sciences, U of U Health -- Ying Hitchcock, M.D., Professor and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G...
Elekta Harmony linear accelerator cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
News | Linear Accelerators | June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 — Elekta announced that its Elekta Harmony radiation therapy system recently received U.S. FDA 510(k)...
The exceptionally high dose rate of the FLASH Beam is 3,000 times higher than normal therapy treatment (300 Gray per second vs. 0.1 Gray per second, Gray being a standard unit measuring absorbed radiation). Instead of treatment over 20 seconds, an entire treatment is completed in 6 milliseconds, giving the therapy its nickname, "FLASH." Image courtesy of Brian Pogue, PhD

The exceptionally high dose rate of the FLASH Beam is 3,000 times higher than normal therapy treatment (300 Gray per second vs. 0.1 Gray per second, Gray being a standard unit measuring absorbed radiation). Instead of treatment over 20 seconds, an entire treatment is completed in 6 milliseconds, giving the therapy its nickname, "FLASH." Image courtesy of Brian Pogue, PhD

News | Linear Accelerators | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — A joint team of researchers from Radiation Oncology at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris...
RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) announced it is expanding its portfolio of patented modular healthcare solutions in 2021 with the introduction of a compact shielding facility designed to accommodate the latest models of low energy, self-shielded linear accelerators (linacs) that are now available worldwide. 

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers

News | Linear Accelerators | January 04, 2021
January 4, 2021 — RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) announced it is expanding its portfolio of patented modular...
PTW announces first North American installation and FDA 510(k) clearance of Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom

PTW Beamscan MR for Elekta Unity

News | Radiation Oncology | April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 — PTW has installed the first Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom in North America at the Princess...
Elekta Unity MR Linac system
News | Radiation Oncology | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — Elekta announced that it signed a contract with the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, for an Elekta...
IBA Dosimetry Releases myQA Machines Software at ASTRO 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – IBA Dosimetry GmbH announced the launch of the new enhanced myQA Machines 2019 software...
Videos | October 29, 2018
Kristin Higgins, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Emory Clinic at the Winship Cancer Institute, and...
Gustave Roussy, Elekta, Versa HD, linear accelerators, Mosaiq, France

Image courtesy of Elekta

News | Radiation Therapy | September 04, 2015
September 4, 2015 — Gustave Roussy has awarded Elekta with an order for four Versa HD linear accelerators, replacing...
ECRI Institute, linear accelerators, linac, purchase, survey
News | June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 - The ECRI Institute released a new techIQ brief on key factors to consider when purchasing a linear...
Brainlab, Exactrac, Elekta, Versa HD, LMU Medical Center, Munich
News | June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 - Brainlab announced first patient treatments in March on a fully integrated radiation oncology solution...
Elekta, William Beaumont Hospital, patent lawsuit, Varian, linear accelerator
News | June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - On June 16, 2015, William Beaumont Hospital and Elekta Ltd. filed a patent infringement suit against...
Brainlab, ExacTrac, Versa HD, Elekta, LMU, Munich, LINAC, first
Feature | March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 — Brainlab announced first patient treatments on a fully integrated radiation oncology solution that...
News | September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 — In an agreement signed in Tokyo, Elekta Japan will grant Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. (TMSC) wider...
News | July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 — Varian Medical Systems will introduce Qumulate QA, a new cloud-based QA data management and analysis...
News | June 11, 2014
June 11, 2014 — Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announced the purchase of...
Elekta Learning and Innovation Center Atlanta ASTRO 2013 Oncology Neuroscience
News | October 02, 2013
October 2, 2013 — Elekta unveiled a state-of-the-art learning center at its North American headquarters, in conjunction...
News | September 24, 2013
September 24, 2013 — Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare showcased a variety of solutions that bring together...
Elekta Versa HD Linear Accelerator Radiation Therapy
Technology | March 04, 2013
March 3, 2013 — During a live global event, Elekta announced the launch of Versa HD, an advanced linear accelerator...
News | January 21, 2013
January 21, 2013 — Varian Medical Systems received regulatory clearance from the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board...