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.

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This proton treatment plan created with the Varian Eclipse software illustrates how protons interact with a patient's tissues in a prostate cancer case. The red shows the delivery of the protons to the target where the maximum amount of energy is deposited in the patient. To deliver protons on target, CT scans are used to determine the proton stopping power of the tissues the beam passes through to determine the proton velocity needed. 

Feature | Proton Therapy | January 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As proton therapy becomes more widely available, imaging for the development of proton treatment plans will become...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Proton Therapy | January 22, 2016

At ASTRO 2015, Mevion highlighted the exceptional results its customers are seeing with the Mevion S250 Series...

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News | Proton Therapy | January 07, 2016

January 7, 2016 — MEDraysintell noticed that in 2015 global...

News | Proton Therapy | December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has signed a contract with TMS (Tomorrow Medical Systems Co. Ltd...

Hitachi, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center
News | Proton Therapy | December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened the St. Jude Red Frog...

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News | Proton Therapy | December 07, 2015

November 7, 2015 —As the nation prepares to honor its military this Veteran’s Day, physician-scientists at Loma...

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Now Treating Patients
News | Radiation Oncology | November 23, 2015

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that the newly opened Texas Center for Proton Therapy is now treating...

Mevion S250mx, Los Angeles Proton Center, three-room proton therapy system

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News | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 – Mevion Medical Systems is announcing the Los Angeles Proton Center is building a three-room...

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News | Radiation Therapy | November 03, 2015

November 3, 2015 — Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) can increase the effectiveness of...

Ackerman Cancer Center, second Mevion S250 proton therapy system, Hyperscan, pencil beam scanning technology

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News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that Ackerman Cancer Center (ACC) in Jacksonville, Florida, will...

Penn Medicine, IBA upgrades, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, PBS, CBCT
News | Proton Therapy | October 27, 2015

October 27, 2015 — IBA announced that longtime customer and research partner Penn Medicine has upgraded the...

ASTRO 2015, Penn Medicine, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, clinical studies

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News | Proton Therapy | October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 — New data from clinical trials conducted at Penn Medicine’s Robert...

IBA, Proteus One, compact proton therapy system, first cone beam CT-supported treatment, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center

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News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 — IBA announced that a ...

IBA, pencil beam scanning technology, Korean National Cancer Center

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News | Proton Therapy | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — IBA announced that Korea’s National Cancer Center (NCC) has recently installed and deployed its...

Siemens, ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy systems and software, Biograph RT Pro, PET/CT, syngo.via

RT Pro edition Biograph mCT system image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable...

Orfit Industries, HP Pro Solution, proton therapy immobilization system, ASTRO 2015, CE Mark, FDA clearance

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Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 — Orfit Industries introduced and demonstrated its HP Pro Solution, an innovative, comprehensive...

News | Proton Therapy | September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that it has signed a contract with the company INVAP...

Protom International, Radiance 330, proton therapy system, MGH, Massachusetts General Hospital, installation

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News | Proton Therapy | September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015 — ProTom International announced its accelerated focus on the installation of its Radiance 330 ...

Hitachi, Probeat-V, proton beam therapy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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News | Proton Therapy | September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015 — Hitachi Ltd. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...

Feature | Proton Therapy | September 09, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis

The current state of proton therapy can be assessed fairly quickly by looking at a map: At the end of 2014, there...