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Brachytherapy
Theragenics signs brachytherapy supply and reseller deal with UK-based Accelyon
Brachytherapy : 08 July, 2013
Theragenics signs a Supply and Reseller agreement with Accelyon. Under the three-year agreement, Theragenics will supply its AgX100 seeds to Accelyon who will provide for the loading and packaging of the seeds into prescription loaded needles, custom strands and other configurations.
 
Prostate cancer patient receives first treatment new real-time brachytherapy planning system
Brachytherapy : 18 April, 2013
A prostate cancer patient is the first person in the world to be treated using the latest version of Varian's Vitesse real time planning solution for planning and performing advanced high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments.
 
iCAD expands distribution of the Xoft electronic brachytherapy system in Asia and Russia
Brachytherapy : 10 April, 2013
iCAD is entering into strategic distribution agreements for its Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System with Chindex Medical, in China, and with Medvio in Russia.
 
iCAD receives FDA clearance of cervical applicator for Xoft electronic brachytherapy system
Brachytherapy : 22 March, 2013
iCAD receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company's new cervical applicator for use with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System to deliver high dose rate brachytherapy for intracavitary treatment of cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium and vagina.
 
Varian Medical Systems receives 510(k) clearance for brachytherapy treatment planning software
Brachytherapy : 29 January, 2013
Varian Medical Systems receives an FDA 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer.
 
NCCS clinicians harness MRI to tailor brachytherapy radiation dose to tumour
Brachytherapy : 09 August, 2012
The ability of MRI to create images of the body's soft tissues - and the tumours that arise amid them - is helping physicians at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumours, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs and tissues.
 
First European patients begin treatment with Xoft radiation therapy system
Brachytherapy : 14 May, 2012
iCAD reports that the first European patients have been treated with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System.
 
Breastlink Medical Group offers iCAD's Xoft radiation therapy solution
Brachytherapy : 08 May, 2012
iCAD and Breastlink Medical Group in Southern California, USA, is signing an agreement that will make the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System available to breast cancer patients treated at Breastlink.
 
Digital brachytherapy afterloader receives Shonin approval in Japan
Brachytherapy : 17 February, 2012
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) granted Shonin approval to market Nucletron's microSelectron Digital (HDR-V3) afterloader in Japan.
 
Leading US hospitals opt for Xoft electronic brachytherapy system
Brachytherapy : 11 November, 2011
iCAD's Xoft Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is being deployed at leading hospitals across the USA.
 
Nucletron receives 510(k) clearance for precise VCMC applicator
Brachytherapy : 04 October, 2011
Nucletron, an Elekta company, receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the company's new Vaginal CT/MR Multi Channel (VCMC) Applicator which offers a brachytherapy solution that enables precise dose delivery for gynaecologic cancers.
 
Elekta acquires Nucletron
Brachytherapy : 19 September, 2011
Elekta completes its acquisition of Nucletron, the world leader in brachytherapy treatment planning and delivery.
 
World's first Cesium-131 treatment for gynaecological cancer is completed
Brachytherapy : 16 August, 2011
A newn milestone in the use of IsoRay's proprietary Cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy seeds (internal radiation therapy) is achieved with the University of Kentucky's Radiation Oncologist Dr Marcus Randall performing the world's first Cesium-131 brachytherapy seed implant for gynaecological cancer on a female patient whose cancer had reoccurred following previous radiation treatment.
 
New brachytherapy applicator unveiled for treating endometrial cancer patients
Brachytherapy : 18 April, 2011
Varian Medical Systems is introducing the Capri applicator, which is a new brachytherapy applicator for treating endometrial cancer patients after a hysterectomy.
 
Varian ships high dose rate brachytherapy afterloader to Chinese cancer hospital
Brachytherapy : 17 March, 2011
Cancer patients in China are gaining access to Varian's state-of-the-art cancer care through the acquisition by Jilin University No 1 Hospital of Varian Medical Systems’ GammaMed brachytherapy afterloader.
 
iCAD completes the acquisition of Xoft to boost oncology solutions
Brachytherapy : 04 January, 2011
iCAD completes the acquisition of Xoft, the developer of the Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system.
 
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia treats breast cancer with precise brachytherapy tool
Brachytherapy : 08 March, 2010
The Istituto Europeo di Oncologia is the first hospital in Europe to treat breast cancer using a revolutionary system called AccuBoost, which was certified for use in Europe just six weeks ago and was developed by Nucletron and ART, two companies specialising in advancing radiation oncology by developing state-of-the-art equipment for high precision brachytherapy.
 
Varian Medical Systems receives 510(k) clearance for brachytherapy treatment planner
Brachytherapy : 23 July, 2009
Varian Medical Systems receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the Acuros capability offered initially in its brachytherapy treatment planning system.
 
Varian unveils solution for calculating the dosimetry of cancer treatments
Brachytherapy : 15 May, 2009
A more accurate way of calculating the dosimetry of cancer treatments is being introduced by Varian Medical Systems at the GEC-ESTRO exhibition in Porto, Portgual, on May 14 to 16, 2009.
 
Varian develops brachytherapy applicator to improve cancer treatment precision
Brachytherapy : 29 April, 2009
Varian Medical Systems is introducing a new brachytherapy applicator set to increase treatment precision and aid comfort for patients suffering from bronchial cancer.
 
Varian unveils treatment planning software for Low Dose Rate brachytherapy
Brachytherapy : 03 April, 2009
VariSeed 8.0 from Varian Medical Systems is an updated version of the company's market-leading treatment planning software for Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy in which radiation doses are delivered by implanting seeds within the prostate.
 
Neovista to extend Wet AMD treatment trial to 30 US sites
Brachytherapy : 18 April, 2008
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the NeoVista 's request to expand the number of sites participating in its pivotal Phase 3 trial from 10 to 30 in the USA.
 
NeoVista prepares to distribute Wet AMD Device in Europe
Brachytherapy : 02 April, 2008
NeoVista has received approval from BSI Product Services to apply the CE Marking to the company's focal epiretinal brachytherapy device, utilised in a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
 
NeoVista’s novel wet AMD therapy reports study finding
Brachytherapy : 31 March, 2008
NeoVista has released updated results from a one-year feasibility study of the company's novel epiretinal brachytherapy for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at the 31st Annual Macula Society Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, USA
 
New range of HDR afterloaders to optimise brachytherapy treatments
Brachytherapy : 16 October, 2007
Varian Medical Systems has introduced an advanced range of afterloaders that simplify HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy delivery and optimise treatment of cancer patients.
 
New software unveiled for permanent seed prostate brachytherapy treatments
Brachytherapy : 16 October, 2007
Varian Medical Systems has unveiled an updated version of its market leading VariSeed brachytherapy seed planning software.
 
Slide-On EndoSheath barrier system offers alternative endoscope decontamination
Brachytherapy : 28 June, 2007
A hundred flexible endoscopes using the Slide-On EndoSheath sterile barrier system distributed by Medtronic have been evaluated for sheath integrity and bacterial contamination after they have been use in patients.
 
 
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