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.

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 radiation therapy (RT)...
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 and...
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 for...
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 were...
Mevion's proton therapy system.

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Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 09, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane
The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer has been in existence for over a century, tracing back to the early days...
SAHMRI, proton therapy unit, South Australia, first in Southern Hemisphere
News | Proton Therapy | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — Significant national and international momentum is building to include a proton therapy unit as...
Mevion S250, proton therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2015
On April 30, 2015, a major milestone was reached at Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Fla., when the first...
Mevion Medical Systems, joint venture, China, S250, proton therapy centers
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has entered into an investment agreement where up to $...
IBA, Proteus One, compact proton therapy system, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center
News | Proton Therapy | July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 — Teams at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, have achieved high levels of...
RaySearch, RayStation, Texas Center for Proton Therapy, treatment planning
News | Radiation Oncology | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - The Texas Center for Proton Therapy announced it has selected RayStation from RaySearch Laboratories as...
IBA, Proton Partners International, Proteus One, United Kingdom
News | Molecular Imaging | July 06, 2015
July 6, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) has signed three separate binding term sheets with Proton Partners...
Mevion, S250, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals, UH, proton therapy
News | Molecular Imaging | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Mevion Medical Systems announced delivery of the superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator for its...
proton therapy, Proton Therapy Center Czech, Europe, growing, PACS

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News | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - The continuing exploration of the benefits of proton therapy is inspiring a growing and massive...
IBA, Philips India, Apollo Proton Therapy Center, first in India
News | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Royal Philips announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to...
Hitachi, Probeat, Johns Hopkins, Sibley Memorial, proton beam therapy
News | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - Hitachi Ltd. announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine has selected Hitachi to provide its proton beam...
IBA, Academy on the Road, radiation therapy, training workshop

Shown here are some of the attending physicists participating in the set up of the Blue Phantom2 and LDA-99 Diode Array for an electron scan, which is required TG-106 protocol for annual and beam commissioning reports. Based upon feedback from attendees in all 5 sessions, the hands-on portion of our academy workshops is where it all comes together for practical use, says Tina Baker. This unique experience adds great value, and we are very happy to offer value-added programs.

Technology | June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful completion of its fifth IBA Academy on the...
Center for Biomedical Research, Ackerman Cancer Center, proton therapy, registry
News | June 08, 2015
June 8, 2015 - The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is partnering with the Ackerman Cancer Center as part of a...
Mevion, S250, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, back-to-back, proton
News | June 08, 2015
June 8, 2015 - The Mevion S250 proton therapy system at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is now treating...