Linear Accelerators

IMRT Use Grows, But Cost Challenges Loom

Varian's Trilogy linear accelerator.

Feature | September 05, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
The external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) market has been active in recent months, with advances in techniques, devices and...
Feature | August 24, 2012
August 23, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is establishing an in-country subsidiary in South Korea. Varian Medical...

Training at the new International Competence Center.

Feature | August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) officially opened its International Competence Center (ICC) in July...
Technology | June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 — Elekta announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Varian, Siemens Announce Global Collaboration

Siemens' Somatom Definition Flash CT system

News | April 26, 2012
April 25, 2012 – Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare today announced the signing of a strategic global...
News | April 09, 2012
April 9, 2012 — Elekta announced it has received clearance to CE mark Agility, a beam-shaping device integrated into...

VMAT reduces treatment times compared to IMRT, since gantry rotation, MLC movement and radiation delivery happen simultaneously, as with the Elekta VMAT above.

Feature | April 03, 2012 | Michael Gensheimer, M.D.; Mark Phillips, Ph.D. and Shilpen Patel, M.D.
In arc therapy, a linear accelerator gantry moves in a continuous arc around the target while delivering radiation dose...
News | August 29, 2011
August 29, 2011 – Elekta announced it has received approval to CE Mark its Integrity R1.1 treatment control system in...
News | August 05, 2011
August 5, 2011 — Elekta has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nucletron, a worldwide provider of technology for...
Technology | August 02, 2011
August 2, 2011 – Radiology Oncology Systems Inc., a reseller of radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging equipment,...
Technology | July 25, 2011
July 25, 2011 — Join Siemens Healthcare at the joint annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in...
News | July 18, 2011
July 18, 2011 – Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMC) in Ludhiana, Ind., is the site of the first Elekta...
 Hexapod on Pedestal 6 rgb
News | April 22, 2011
  The Moores Cancer Center in San Diego, Calif., and Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland, have both installed CIVCO...
News | February 24, 2011
February 24, 2011 – A cancer center in New Zealand has acquired several technology solutions that lets it cut prostate...
News | February 10, 2011
February 10, 2011 – Cancer patients in Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people served by just 11 modern...
Technology | January 06, 2011
Siemens CT Vision image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system combines a Siemens linac and a computed tomography (CT...
News | September 29, 2010
September 29, 2010 — A 51-year-old breast cancer patient from Switzerland has become the first person in the world to...

Elekta Symmetry

News | September 27, 2010
September 27, 2010 — Several products for image guidance, digital control, field shaping and respiratory motion...
Technology | August 05, 2010
During the 2010 AAPM annual meeting, TomoTherapy introduced two new radiation therapy (RT) systems. The TomoMobile is a...
Technology | July 16, 2010
ARTISTE Solution is a linear accelerator that provides a comprehensive portfolio of image-guided and advanced treatment...