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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more Related Content May 17, 2013 — New hope for cancer patients is building in North Texas as construction begins on the $105 million Texas Center for Proton Therapy, the first proton therapy center in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The center, spearheaded by healthcare leaders Texas Oncology, The U.S. Oncology Network and McKesson Specialty Health, will have capacity to treat more than 100 patients per day when it opens in 2016.Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that delivers precisely targeted radiation to tumors, minimizing side effects and damage to surrounding healthy tissue, which helps patients maintain quality of life during and after treatment.“At Texas Oncology, we believe that our patients and physicians deserve access to a full range of treatment options, including advanced proton therapy,” said Steven Paulson, chairman and president of Texas Oncology. “Bringing this innovative technology to patients here is an important step forward in cancer care in North Texas and offers hope that more people will survive their disease.”Dedicated to patientsHighlighting the essential role of community support in fighting cancer, more than 50 people — patients, survivors, members of the healthcare community and city leaders — gathered to dedicate the site to current and future cancer survivors. After breaking ground, project leaders and several cancer survivors unveiled and signed a 7-foot ‘HOPE Wall’ inscribed with words of encouragement for cancer patients. Over the course of construction, others will be invited to add expressions of hope and inspiration to the artwork, which later will be installed in the center’s community room.Those participating in the dedication included Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist, cancer survivor and best-selling author of “The Council of Dads.”“The ‘council of dads’ idea was my way of asking my friends to be a personal circle of support for my young children following my cancer diagnosis,” said Feiler. “Treating and surviving cancer ultimately is a shared, community endeavor, for families as well as the broader healthcare community — as represented on a large, impactful scale in the proton therapy center project here in North Texas.”Deep expertise in proton therapyGary Barlow, who previously was technical director at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, has been named director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy. Barlow brings more than 25 years of experience in radiation therapy management. Barlow’s vision for ensuring the patient experience is as positive and supportive as the treatment itself includes plans for a full range of concierge services, combined with focused therapeutic activities for patients, families and caregivers.“We’ll surround our patients in a community of care as we deliver this technologically advanced treatment,” Barlow said, adding that the technology is an important new tool for physicians who depend on a wide range of treatment options to help patients fight cancer. “The promise of proton therapy is particularly meaningful for our youngest patients and those with tumors in sensitive areas such as eyes where precision is especially important.”Designed by RTKL Associates and to be built by Linbeck Group, LLC, the 63,000-square-foot facility will be located in Irving-Las Colinas off Royal Lane at the George Bush Turnpike. Housing the technologically complex proton radiation equipment will require more than 20 miles of electrical conduit and 14,500 cubic yards of concrete.Equipment from IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) will include a 220-ton cyclotron, a massive magnet-packed particle accelerator. The center will have a fixed beam treatment room, as well as two isocentric gantry treatment rooms, each containing a 30-foot tall, 110-ton machine that rotates to enable pinpoint accuracy in treating tumors. The center also will include the newest positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning and imaging technology, as well as on-site laboratory services. When complete in early 2016, the facility is expected to be one of approximately 23 proton therapy treatment centers in the United States.Advancing cancer care in TexasEach year more than 100,000 Texans are diagnosed with cancer. Adding proton therapy as a treatment option complements the existing array of advanced cancer care choices in the region. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | May 17, 2013 Construction Begins on the Texas Center for Proton Therapy Advanced treatment facility to include 220-ton cyclotron and ‘HOPE Wall’ to encourage and inspire patients News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more last_img

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