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Jul 13, 2016 | Physician Perspective, Dr. Carl Rossi
In-room cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has made adaptive radiotherapy much more effective-and efficient- because we no longer have to rely upon arbitrary time periods for doing a repeat diagnostic CT scan. Instead, we can now customize when a patient receives a diagnostic CT scan based on his/her CBCT “trigger” scan, and we can more quickly respond to the changing clinical situation. Read more >
Jun 29, 2016 | Expert Perspective, Dr. Lei Dong
Adaptive radiotherapy has been considered a necessary quality assurance practice for high-precision patient treatment, and we are at the very beginning of making this a clinical reality. In-room CBCT is a powerful tool... Read more >
Jun 15, 2016 | Physician Perspective, Dr. Carl Rossi
Adaptive radiotherapy describes the process by which a patient’s treatment plan can be changed or “adapted” as necessary during the course of their treatment. This can mitigate changes in the patient’s anatomy due to events like weight loss, tumor motion or shrinkage, and differential organ motion. Read more >
Jan 31, 2016 | Bill Hansen
Currently 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year. To help draw international attention to this issue, the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) is sponsoring its annual World Cancer Day on February 4. Read more >
Jan 01, 2016 | Archived Newsletter
Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of Spot ON, a quarterly e-newsletter from Varian Medical Systems' Particle Therapy group. Read more >
Aug 01, 2015 | Archived Newsletter
Therapy division. As you may know, Varian offers the ProBeam® proton therapy system, which integrates scanning beam intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) with advanced technologies for image-guidance and patient positioning. Read more >