Tracking Tumors with Calypso

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Historically there has been one practical option for dealing with interfraction and intrafraction motion during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT): Increase the clinical target volume. Doing so, however, can also expose healthy organs and tissue to rad...

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Planning and Delivery of FLASH on a ProBeam System in Non-clinical Mode: a Pre-clinical Study

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Presentation from the PTCOG annual meeting in Manchester on the techniques employed to enable the first ever FLASH irradiations with a ProBeam system, performed on mice in a non-clinical mode.

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Bravos Afterloader System Improves Brachytherapy Efficiency at UK Hospital

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Varian introduced the Bravos afterloader system at ASTRO in 2018, in response to a growing need for an easy-to-use, efficient system. In this article, the clinical team at the UK-based Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) shares its experiences ...

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First Flashforward™ consortium meeting

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Varian hosted the first meeting of the FlashForward Consortium in Atlanta, Georgia. The two-day meeting was attended by 50 Consortium members representing 14 …

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The Physicists Weigh In: HyperArc Improves Workflow While Meeting or Exceeding Quality Expectations

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Since its introduction in 2017, Varian’s HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy has been deployed to deliver noncoplanar stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) at sites around the world. Physicists in the United States, Europe, and Asia report that HyperArc has ...

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Not Even a Flood Holds Back the ARIA Migration at Baton Rouge General

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After 20 years with one oncology information system (OIS), migrating to a new one is a serious step, but it’s one that Baton Rouge General took in the summer of 2016 with an eye to the future for its three hospitals. The transition forged ahead, even in t...

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Varian Expands Cancer Care Solutions Portfolio with Interventional Oncology Acquisitions

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Varian has acquired Endocare, based in Austin, Texas; and Alicon, based in Hangzhou, China. Endocare is a leading provider of technology for cryoablation and microwave ablation. In China, Alicon is a leader in embolic therapy agents for treating liver c...

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Machine Learning at Northwell Health: Using RapidPlan to Develop Quality Head & Neck Treatment Plan Models

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Varian’s RapidPlan™ knowledge-based planning brings the power of machine learning to the challenge of treatment planning and has been helping clinicians at centers around the world since 2014 to achieve new levels of consistency, efficiency, and quality.

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ARIA Care Paths: Bringing Greater Efficiency to Patient Care at Loyola University Medical Center

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In 2015, the Radiation Oncology Department of Loyola University Medical Center transitioned to the ARIA® oncology information system. Today, the department efficiently runs its daily clinical operations on ARIA. This article details how the department ma...

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