A total of 71 percent of the plans fell into this category, and those patients were randomised between standard 2DRT and IMRT
But the plan envisages making IMRT
available to up to 35% of suitable cancer patients treated at Velindre Cancer Centre, in Cardiff, by 2015.
PreciseBEAM (R) is a complete IMRT
solution that provides rapid delivery and verification of IMRT
techniques," says Rachael Bissell, Product Marketing Manager at Elekta.
The NOMOS products, which are a premier IMRT
solution, will be bundled with a renewed linear accelerator (Linac) and service to provide a complete, turnkey serial tomotherapy IMRT
(Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), the patient is treated with a dose distribution that is tailored to the tumor volume.
With more than 500 systems installed at 250 locations around the world, NOMOS Corporation is a recognized innovator and technology leader in IMRT
, having pioneered the commercialization of IMRT
technology by introducing the first commercial IMRT
planning and delivery system, PEACOCK, in 1994.
NOMOS Rx provides the potential for medical institutions everywhere to provide cutting-edge IMRT
to the patients they support," said John W.
NOMOS Non-Invasive Scalpel(TM) IMRT
allows an escalated radiation dose to be delivered to the tumor while limiting exposure and damage to nearby healthy tissue.
Wells, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, said, "Interest in NOMOS' IMRT
and image-guided radiotherapy was evident at the recent European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting held in Prague.
In February 2006 an agreement was signed with Scanditronix-WellhEfer regarding development of products for improved quality assurance of IMRT
The AHRQ report found that IMRT
leads to fewer cases of xerostomia than traditional two-dimensional or three-dimensional radiation therapies, probably because IMRT
delivers radiation more precisely.
The result is an advanced, clinically sophisticated IMRT
planning system backed by the core research and capabilities of one of the world's leading research institutions.