News | Proton Therapy | June 22, 2020

Orfit Aerial Couch Top for Proton Therapy Validated by Mevion Medical Systems

Mevion Medical Systems and Orfit Industries announced that the Aerial Couch Top is validated for use on the Mevion S250 Series Proton Therapy Systems.

June 22, 2020 —  Mevion Medical Systems and Orfit Industries announced that the Aerial Couch Top is validated for use on the Mevion S250 Series Proton Therapy Systems.

“Mevion is committed to providing customizable and complementary immobilization products to our customers and we are excited to partner with Orfit to add the Aerial Couch Top and accessories to our proton therapy systems,” said Ying Xiong, vice president of product management at Mevion Medical Systems.

The Aerial Couch Top combines precise and reproducible immobilization with homogeneity over the entire treatment area. With no rails or other obstructions below the extension, this recently US FDA cleared couch top minimizes the air gap, improving penumbra and plan quality. Aerial extensions are available for extracranial treatment and brain, head, and neck treatments when used with Orfit HP PRO masks. The use of 3-points single layer HP PRO masks can reduce target margins to 1 mm.

“The design of the Aerial is in line with the highest technical and safety standards, without being overly complex, so that it helps assure the best possible clinical outcome for patients. This couch top perfectly pairs with advanced proton therapy systems, such as MEVION S250i,” stated Emilie Cuypers, product manager radiation oncology at Orfit.

Together, we are pleased to make this entirely new couch top available as of September 2020 to current and future Mevion operated proton therapy centers.

For more information: www.mevion.com

Related Content

World's largest radiation oncology meeting will offer full conference on interactive platform October 25-28, 2020
News | ASTRO | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (...
Simulation finds starting at age 30 with MRI and mammography to be the preferred strategy; starting at 25 prevented marginally more deaths, but with more testing and emotional stress

Getty Images

News | Breast Imaging | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — Chest radiation is used to treat children with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as lung metast
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist with radiotherapy treatment planning systems was highlighted. The goal of the AI-based systems is to save staff time, while still allowing clinicians to do the final patient review. 
Feature | Treatment Planning | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 201
Changes outlined in new draft U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lung cancer screening recommendations will greatly increase the number of Americans eligible for screening and help medical providers save thousands more lives each year.

Image courtesy of Cerner

News | Lung Imaging | July 08, 2020
July 8, 2020 — Changes outlined in new draft U.S.
Radiotherapy has been used to treat cancers for more than a century and continues to be utilized in cancer treatment plans today. Since the introduction of radiotherapy, clinicians have been working tirelessly to further refine treatments to better target cancer.
Feature | Radiation Therapy | July 06, 2020 | By Yves Archambault
Everything has room for improvement, right? Right. When it comes to cancer care, it is no different.
Proton therapy has evolved, and future predictions include smaller systems, more sophisticated proton dosimetry and devices that manipulate the proton beam
Feature | Proton Therapy | July 06, 2020 | By Minesh Mehta, M.D.
The field of proton...
Researchers reviewed results of prostate biopsies on over 3,400 men who had targets identified on prostate MRI and found that the positive predictive value of the test for prostate cancer was highly variable at different sites
News | Prostate Cancer | July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 — Prostate MRI is an emerging technology used to identify and guide treatment for...
Cardiac MR can offer data above and beyond anatomical imaging, which is the main reason why this system was installed at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital in Dallas. The system is a dedicated heart MRI scanner.

Cardiac MR can offer data above and beyond anatomical imaging, which is the main reason why this system was installed at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital in Dallas. The system is a dedicated heart MRI scanner.

News | Pediatric Imaging | June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 — A type of smart magnetic r...
Case abstraction study period was from 10 March to 7 April 2020. Follow-up of abstracted cases was until 7 May 2020.

Case abstraction study period was from 10 March to 7 April 2020. Follow-up of abstracted cases was until 7 May 2020. Courtesy of Nature Medicine

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020 — The characterization of COVID-19