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first_img 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 The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85 percent of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian HealthCare Cancer Care Services brings exceptional cancer care closer to patients through its Central Wisconsin Cancer Program (CWCP). Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac location is one of a handful of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) providers in the state, and it is the only facility in Wisconsin to have installed a robotic 6DOF patient positioning system.The Protura robotic patient positioning system, a product of CIVCO Medical Solutions, is capable of positioning patients in 6DOF with sub-millimeter and sub-degree accuracy. Agnesian HealthCare has used it to facilitate IGRT and to implement SBRT treatments.“SBRT requires highly conformal treatment planning as well as the tools to confidently deliver that treatment,” said Tim Lemond, Agnesian HealthCare chief physicist. “That means sub-millimeter and sub-degree accuracy and a robotic 6DOF table with the ability to correct for translational and rotational errors. The Protura system meets these requirements and enables us to deliver high-quality SBRT treatments.”Agnesian HealthCare’s Cancer Care Services sees patients from a wide area of East Central Wisconsin. The delivery of SBRT at a community center allows these patients to receive highly advanced treatment closer to home.“With the addition of the 6DOF system, we are bringing the highest technology and the best treatment techniques to patients in our area,” said Heather Bowen, MBA, RT (R)(T)(CT), radiation oncology supervisor at Agnesian HealthCare. “These patients get to receive treatment near their families and near their jobs. It’s unique for us to be able to provide that without requiring our patients to travel.” Agnesian HealthCare associates and providers are proud to provide this level of care.Clinically, the addition of the robotic 6DOF system has improved treatment confidence and patient care. “Whether we are treating head and neck cases with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or delivering SBRT, accurately positioning the patient gives us clinical confidence that we are using the data from 3-D imaging to deliver treatment only to the tumor,” said Timothy Korytko, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare. “We’re able to use smaller margins and minimize the side effects of treatment. Using the Protura system provides the best results and care for our patients.”Through the addition of a 6DOF robotic patient positioning system, Agnesian HealthCare CWCP has brought cutting-edge radiation treatment technology into a community cancer care setting, providing an example for community cancer centers across the country.Reference:1. http://ncccp.cancer.gov/Media/FactSheet.htmCase study supplied by CIVCO Medical Solutions. 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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 | 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 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | 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 Case Study | July 24, 2012 New Positioning System Facilitates Cancer Treatments Agnesian HealthCare’s Protura robotic patient positioning system helps it provide precise radiation therapy to patients in its local communitylast_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2019 7:26 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Doc on Bruce McArthur case, ‘Village of the Missing,’ to debut on CBCcenter_img TORONTO — A documentary on the case of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur and his victims is set to premiere on CBC later this month.“Village of the Missing,” debuting on “CBC Docs POV” on March 22, looks at how McArthur chose his victims as well as their cultural backgrounds and ties to the city’s gay village.Michael Del Monte directed the film, which will debut the same day on the CBC Gem streaming service.It includes interviews with journalists reporting on the case and seeks to answer “why so many ‘brown-skinned’ men were lost to McArthur.”McArthur, a self-employed landscaper, pleaded guilty in January to eight counts of first-degree murder for men he killed between 2010 and 2017.The 67-year-old was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.“Six of his eight victims were brown-skinned men from South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, many recent immigrants and several closeted gay men,” says a news release for the film. “This documentary uses the McArthur story as a springboard to reveal the immense and unspoken pressures that many gay men from South Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds must live with.”Del Monte directed the 2017 doc “Transformer,” about a father, ex-marine and world-record powerlifter who goes through a sex change. The film won the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at last year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.With “Village of the Missing,” Del Monte travelled to Turkey “to witness an ‘underground gay railway’ to Canada,” he said in a statement.“What we saw was a place where literally thousands of gay men are fleeing from various countries, only to end up in places like The Village. I think this film will open many eyes, and likely enlighten people as to why the police were so stymied by this case.”Del Monte added that he “didn’t want to explore the psychological state of a monstrous human being like McArthur.“I wanted this film to challenge our way of thinking about the cultural pressures that exist inside the gay community. If you go missing, who is going to speak up for you? Who is going to ensure you are found?”The Canadian Presslast_img read more