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What’s new on RadPro – Breaking Radiotherapy News app!
 

If you want breaking radiotherapy news sent to your mobile phone, you can use one of our two apps below for i-Phone or Android and fix our app logo to your home screen, we have at least 20 international news stories featured each and every day.

The instructions of how to download the app are shown below. 

Alternatively, you can return to RadPro each day (or as many times as you wish) and use this link http://www.radpro.eu/live-news/

 For help and more information email admin@RadPro.eu

Advances in Intra-Operative Radiotherapy (IORT) treatments, IOERT and low KV treatment systems
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for pancreatic cancer

Despite the important improvements made in the fields of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal malignancies. Improved outcomes with novel chemotherapy regimens have lead to increased attention on the possible role of localised radiotherapy since local tumour progression leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Even after resection local failure rates can be up to 80%. IORT appears to be an ideal treatment strategy, enabling high doses to be given to areas at risk from microscopic disease.

The following paper from Krempien and Roeder in Germany provides a recent synopsis of the published literature and techniques. Click here to view the paper:

RadPro now has a preview of 5 published papers on the current treatment of pancreatic cancer with IORT showcased in the RadPro 365 Live poster and paper zone, in our virtual radiotherapy conference and exhibition from leading international centres including the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and the University of Heidelberg

Click here to view the posters: http://www.radpro.eu/poster-zone/

If you want to deliver IORT for pancreatic cancer, who do you speak to?

Meet the Mobetron

Our flagship product—the Intraop® Mobetron®—is used by the leading cancer physicians in the best hospitals, clinics and academic centers in the world.

The Mobetron is the first mobile, self-shielded electron beam linear accelerator (LINAC) designed to deliver Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) to cancer patients during surgery. This innovation brings safe, reliable and portable radiation to the operating room without the need for costly shielding renovations or retrofits. And in turn, Mobetron underscores IntraOp’s commitment to providing a solution designed to maximize cost effectiveness and reduce risk for cancer centers and their patients alike.
Find out more on their website

For more information on the Mobetron, Pancreatic IORT and other IORT clinical applications please email Derek Descioli, VP Sales

WOmed’s T-200 Therapy X-Ray Unit available from IEL
 

The powerful T-200 unit covers the complete range of conventional x-ray therapy, and can be used for semi-deep and orthovoltage-deep radiation therapy. The 200kV unit provides high dose rates for both the orthovoltage-deep and semi-deep therapy. An integral part of the system is a powerful networkable record & verify (R & V) system for treatment planning and documentation (completely paperless). This patient verification system is included as part of the system, allowing quick and easy access to all patient treatment and history data.

 

A record of each treatment is stored under the patient’s unique identification allowing the operator to easily review a patient’s entire course of treatment on the screen. All patient data is stored in a pre-determined central location which can be archived and/or exported for analysis.

Installation is possible in a variety of settings with the 3D ceiling mount for large treatment rooms, or a ground-based column stand for smaller treatment areas. Several options are available to complete the system into an effective therapy unit:
 
Safety interlocks – prevent any possible errors in treatment with the highest level of safety offered
·         permanently process monitoring before and during the treatment
·         beam quality
·         filter and applicator
·         tube voltage and - current
·         backup timer
·         cooling monitoring
·         door monitoring
·         mains monitoring

Record & Verification system RadControl-II – all data is integrated and stored in one place, for ease of use
·         visualisation of machine process
·         integrated patient and treatment database
·         user administration, reports, data import

Control desk – intuitive navigation of the system
·         key switch for disabling the unit
·         emergency switch display of signal lamps “ready” and “radiation”
 
Possible movements on the tube head – comprehensive movement included
3 motor driven movements are available:
·         vertical up/down
·         turning around the tube arm axis
·         turning around the tube axis
 
IEL is the turnkey distributor for the UK and so contact Jack  for more information.
 

January 2018: A focus on Radiotherapy Recruitment, Training and CPD
February: Medical Physics Tools, Treatment Planning and Dosimetry special feature
March: Advances in the treatment of Prostate and Breast Cancer
April: The status of Stereotactic Radiotherapy and SABR treatment featuring the latest equipment and clinical trials
May: Surface Guided Radiotherapy and Advances in Patient Immobilisation and Motion Tracking
June: A RadPro guide to the progress of Proton Beam Therapy installations and equipment.
July: Linear Accelerator development and manufacturer’s plans for the future
August: What’s new in Brachytherapy treatment and the role it plays now in a busy radiotherapy centre

Please let us have your choice of feature subjects or if you wish to use our single product/service e-news called “Innovations in Radiotherapy” to admin@RadPro.eu

New Radiotherapy Event Calendar app for 2018


The International Radiotherapy Events Calendar app from RadPro allows radiotherapy professionals to plan their attendance at conferences, exhibitions, training courses, study days and other professional events or webinars.

 The APP offers an all year-round view of all radiotherapy events from leading organisations, companies and professional bodies with a year, month and weekly view. Notifications when new events are uploaded to the APP will initially be via our social media and e-news feeds.

You will see the date, venue, location and key weblinks plus deadlines for abstract and poster submissions and where to send these to. With so many events scheduled each year in many countries, this useful APP allows you to schedule and manage your time more easily and attend events that you may not have known about before.

Once established we aim to link to your outlook or mobile diary and provide personalised event alerts based on a simple profile.

For more information and to send us your events please email us at admin@RadPro.eu

More news
  • Elekta collaborates with Palabra to offer the industry’s only voice-enabled EHR        
    Palabra dictation system will be available as an addition to Elekta’s MOSAIQ Oncology Information System to reduce time needed for a multitude of clinical tasks.
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Standardizes on Varian Solution for Cancer Treatment Planning
    Varian today announced the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) in Melbourne, Australia has selected the Eclipse™ treatment planning system to replace its existing cancer treatment planning systems across all five Peter Mac sites.
    As the first Microsoft Azure-hosted system to be deployed in Australia, the Varian solution includes Eclipse as well as Velocity™ for adaptive radiotherapy.
  • Vision RT Releases List of Compatible Open-Faced Masks for use in SRS
    Vision RT today announced its listing of Vision RT Compatible open-faced masks, for use in Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) with Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT), in partnership with various leading mask manufacturers.
  • RaySearch releases RayStation 7, including support for RayCare integration and Mevion Hyperscan       
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