Cancer Treatment Specialists Highlight Clinical Benefits, Expanded Range of TomoTherapy's Advanced Radiation Therapy Technology.
300 Attend Advanced Clinical Solutions Symposium Held During ESTRO ESTRO European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Annual Meeting
MADISON, Wis. -- More than 300 members of Europe's radiation oncology radiation oncology
The branch of radiology that deals with the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancers.
radiation oncology community attended a TomoTherapy(SM)-focused symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Advanced Clinical Solutions Symposium was hosted by TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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UCL Ulnar Collateral Ligament St-Luc University Hospital, Belgium, spoke on the use of TomoTherapy for adaptive planning in head and neck cancer treatments.
"Using different imaging protocols, (the HioArt system's) daily megavoltage megavoltage /mega·vol·tage/ (-vol?taj) in radiotherapy, voltage greater than 1 megavolt, in contrast to orthovoltage and supervoltage. CT imaging allows us to assess patterns of systematic and random deviations in head and neck cancer patients, and allow the repositioning repositioning Laparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. Cf Laparoscopic surgery. of the patients before treatment," said Prof. Gregoire. "Ultimately it should allow recalculation re·cal·cu·late
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Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Herfarth, vice chairman, department of Radiation Oncology, University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany, discussed how TomoTherapy technology broadens radiation therapy's reach for large and complex cancer cases: "The TomoTherapy HioArt system extends and improves the oncological treatment range. We at Heidelberg are excited to continue exploring the clinical possibilities with TomoTherapy."
Prof. Marc-Andre Mahe, M.D, Ph.D., chief radiation oncologist, Centre Rene Gauducheau, Nantes, France, presented on his center's overall clinical experience with the HioArt system, stating, "We have evaluated TomoTherapy with comparative treatments for large and complex volumes and found dosimetric benefit for patients in these cases. We are investigating improvements in outcomes for these patients."
Prof. Dr. Dirk Verellen, chief medical physicist, the Oncologic Center at Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, discussed his research experience with TomoDirect([TM]), a new discrete-angle delivery mode for the HioArt system introduced at ESTRO.
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3. Prof. Dr. Verellen, "TomoDirect shows great potential for delivering efficient breast treatments and extending the clinical efficiency of the TomoTherapy HioArt system. TomoDirect also significantly reduces planning time for these treatments and, in this mode, we expect beam-on time for simple cases to be equivalent to that of conventional linear accelerators."
TomoDirect will be introduced to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. radiation oncology community at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, held Sept. 21-25, 2008 in Boston, Mass.
Said Fred Robertson Fred Robertson (born October 22, 1911 in Carlisle, England died September 20, 1997) was a professional ice hockey player who played 34 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. , M.D., CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of TomoTherapy: "The ESTRO introduction of TomoDirect was a great success. We believe that the many customers who took time to learn about this groundbreaking technology left with a better understanding of TomoTherapy's distinct technological edge in meeting more radiotherapy needs, today and for years to come. We look forward to repeating this success at ASTRO."
About TomoTherapy Incorporated
TomoTherapy Incorporated has developed, markets and sells the TomoTherapy([R]) HioArt([R]) treatment system, an advanced radiation therapy system for the treatment of a wide variety of cancers. The HioArt treatment system combines integrated CT imaging with conformal con·for·mal
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2. radiation therapy to deliver sophisticated radiation treatments with speed and precision while reducing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol TOMO. To learn more about TomoTherapy, please visit TomoTherapy.com.
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