News | Treatment Planning | January 18, 2018

RayStation Selected for New Carbon Ion Therapy Center in Japan

RayStation is making its way to Japan for the first time

RayStation Selected for New Carbon Ion Therapy Center in Japan

January 18, 2018 – RayStation has been chosen as the treatment planning system for a new carbon-ion therapy facility which is under construction at Yamagata University Hospital in northern Japan. The order represents the first RayStation carbon ion installation in Japan.

Carbon ion therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that precisely targets cancer cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The technique uses a carbon ion beam, accelerated up to 70 percent of the speed of light. Carbon ion beams are highly effective in destroying cancer cells, and the technique can be effective for cancers that are resistant to X-rays. An additional advantage is that the treatment period often is shorter than for other forms of radiation therapy.

RayStation was selected jointly by Yamagata University Hospital and Toshiba, which is supplying the treatment delivery system. The decision was motivated by RayStation’s outstanding functionality and comprehensive support for this cutting-edge treatment technique. The RayStation installation will include modules for carbon pencil beam scanning with robust biological optimization (using both the MKM and LEM models), deformable registration, dose tracking and adaptive therapy.

The facility expects to treat its first patients by early 2020. Toshiba’s treatment delivery system will comprise two treatment rooms, a fixed-port room and a 360-degree rotating compact superconducting gantry. The facility will be the most compact carbon ion installation in the world, and one of the few integrated into a general hospital.

For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com

Related Content

Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the innovative new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018 America
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
A discussion with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, professor of radiology and cardiology and
Videos | Proton Therapy | August 10, 2018
A discussion with Matthew Freeman, Ph.D., scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
Videos | Radiomics | August 09, 2018
A discussion with Martin Vallieres, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Videos | AAPM | August 03, 2018
Ehsan Samei, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, director of the Duke Un...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 01, 2018
This is an example of how Cherenkov radiation glow can be collected with image intensifier cameras during radiotherap
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | August 01, 2018
A discussion with Steve Jiang, Ph.D., director of the medical...
Videos | AAPM | August 01, 2018
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) President Bruce Thomadsen, M.D., professor of medical physics a
IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan
News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton...
Overlay Init