Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System Comes to Nations Capital

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Related Content News | Proton Therapy | February 16, 2016 Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System Comes to Nation’s Capital Mevion proton accelerator arrives at Medstar Georgetown; one of multiple Mevion sites to achieve installation milestones Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more February 16, 2016 – A superconducting synchrocyclotron proton accelerator was delivered Valentine’s Day weekend to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The accelerator, which will become the core of the hospital’s Mevion S250 proton therapy system, was developed and manufactured in the United States and is one of only eight in existence.When installation is complete, cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. area will gain access to proton therapy — an advanced form of radiation treatment that targets tumors precisely, while sparing much of the surrounding healthy tissue. Because of its accuracy, proton therapy is ideal for treating pediatric patients, as well as adults with cancers in or near sensitive locations, such as the heart, lungs, brain, eye or spinal cord.Conventional proton therapy systems can cost over $200 million to construct and are typically the size of a football field. The Mevion S250 delivers proton therapy for up to 80 percent less cost and 90 percent less space. Mevion systems also require up to 75 percent fewer staff and use up to 90 percent less energy than other proton systems. Furthermore, Mevion says its proton systems have an industry leading ramp-up time, throughput capabilities and uptime.Installation of the system at MedStar Georgetown will take approximately 10 months. The system will then undergo proton beam tuning to meet the precise clinical requirements for patient treatments. The first proton therapy patient is expected to be treated at MedStar Georgetown in early 2017.The Washington, D.C. installation begins as Ackerman Cancer Center (ACC) in Jacksonville, Fla., breaks ground on the construction of a radiation vault for its second Mevion S250 Series system. ACC will be installing a Mevion S250i with Hyperscan pencil beam scanning technology.The first system opened last April, and quickly achieved the fastest per-room ramp-up in the history of proton therapy. The installation is expected to be completed in 2017.Meanwhile, the Mevion S250 under installation at the University of Florida (UF) Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, in Orlando, Fla., has also achieved a major milestone. It has completed its rigorous acceptance testing and is now entering the clinical commissioning phase. Clinical commissioning is the final step before the first patient is treated.During an intensive seven days of acceptance testing, the system in Orlando met or exceeded all specifications. Its operational control has been officially transitioned to the physics and radiation oncology proton teams at UF Health Cancer Center. It is expected to begin treating patients in a few months.For more information: www.mevion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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