Proton Therapy

Proton therapy, or proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. At a high energy, the positively charged particles can destroy cancer cells.

Technology | June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of...

News | June 01, 2012

June 1, 2012 —Frank Mackinson of Bound Brook, N.J., became the first patient to complete treatment at the ProCure...

News | May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is showcasing a new user interface for its ProBeam...

This photo shows an IBA proton therapy gantry suite. Currently there are about 10 operational proton beam systems in the United States.

Feature | May 03, 2012 | Scott Branton and Tobias Gilk

Miniaturization is everywhere in imaging. Portable X-ray. Rolling, rapid scan computed tomography (CT). Handheld...

Feature | April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 — A controversial conclusion reached in the study “Comparative effectiveness of intensity modulated...

News | March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012 – Underscoring a united commitment to advancing patient care for the treatment of cancer, ProCure...

News | March 16, 2012

March 14, 2012 - Mevion Medical Systems announced today it received CE mark certification for the Mevion S250 Proton...

News | February 24, 2012

February 23, 2012 — Accelitech LLC announced its inaugural proton therapy project. The treatment center project, now...

News | February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that it entered into an agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research...

Technology | February 22, 2012

February 21, 2012 — Clarity soft tissue visualization system now provides an autoscan...

News | January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems announced a $77 million order with Saudi Particle Therapy Centre LLC to...

News | January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has closed a $45 million...

Technology | November 02, 2011

November 2, 2011 — Mevion Medical Systems announced it has delivered the world's first superconducting...

Technology | September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 – Continual visual verification that a tumor is being accurately targeted during a radiotherapy...

News | May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 – Varian Medical Systems is highlighting its ProBeam proton therapy system and Eclipse treatment...

News | May 09, 2011

May 10, 2011 – Hitachi Ltd. announced it entered into an agreement to provide Mayo Clinic with its proton beam...

News | April 04, 2011

April 4, 2011 – The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland and Elekta are collaborating to further develop...

News | March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011 – The CDH Proton Center in suburban Chicago can now treat a wider variety of cancer tumors...

News | January 03, 2011

January 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for software used for...

Technology | November 22, 2010

IBA introduced its new Proteus One proton treatment system during ASTRO 2010. It is about one-third the...

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