dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. February 27th. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
Advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Business Affairs Homepage

Johnson & Johnson to acquire Auris Health for $3.4 billion With possible $2.35 billion added if certain milestones are hit

Asheville Radiology Association joins Strategic Radiology The latest expansion by the imaging coalition brings 43 new physicians to the table

Maybe competition is good for what 'ails' hospitals Mergers may be good for business, but what about patients?

Frost & Sullivan outline 10 growth factors for precision imaging market Market predicted to be more than $8 billion by 2027

RadNet buys Kern Radiology The Bakersfield, California imaging group includes four offices

More of GE healthcare unit could be on block: CEO CEO Culp speaks in post-earnings call after company exceeds Q4 expectations

Philips, Lunit, Vuno in healthcare AI deal Forging partnerships to advance AI applications

Trade war forcing Philips to move production between US, China CEO van Houten addresses company growth in earnings call

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service, PNC Bank and IBM collaborate on healthcare blockchain 'ecosystem' Increasing industry transparency

Clinical wearables – remaining competitive in an evolving market Insights from Ravi Kuppuraj, Business Leader of Connected Sensing Venture for Philips

Courtesy: Mevion

First physician-owned proton center purchases second system

by Lisa Chamoff , Contributing Reporter
A Florida proton therapy facility, which opened six months ago, announced this week that it is installing a second, more technologically advanced system, allowing the center to treat even more complex cancers.

The Ackerman Cancer Center (ACC) in Jacksonville, Florida, treats 25 to 30 patients per day, mostly with head and neck cancers. The new machine, the MEVION S250i, has a pencil beam scanning technology. Dr. Scot Ackerman, radiation oncologist and medical director of ACC, said the technology, which is newer than the conventional passive scatter technology, is ideal for treating larger tumors located near the spinal cord and other organs. The majority of ACC’s patients have cancers affecting the larynx, tongue, and base of the skull.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

GE Healthcare ultrasound probe solutions to help protect your investment

GE Healthcare helps reduce the downtime of ultrasounds with online access to probe and accessory purchasing, probe-failure diagnoses, fast repairs and replacements, probe care and handling tips, and reliable service options.



“It allows us to provide intensely modulated proton therapy, which allows us to be a little more precise than passive scatter proton therapy,” Ackerman told HCB News.

Ackerman said the facility had always planned to invest in a second system, and already has the foundation and other infrastructure in place to install it. They plan to begin construction on the second proton therapy bunker next year. The MEVION S250i is not yet FDA approved, but Ackerman said they expect it to receive approval by 2017, when they will be ready to use it to treat patients.

Back in April, the Florida center was only the second facility to begin clinical operation with the MEVION S250.

The outcomes have proven the worth of the center’s investment, Ackerman said. ACC is the first physician-owned cancer center to offer proton therapy, which targets cancer cells more precisely than traditional radiation therapy, results in less damage to surrounding tissue.

“We always knew that, inherently, proton therapy would allow us to treat patients more safely,” Ackerman said. “We’re seeing that. We’re seeing our patients tolerating the treatment better. We think (the investment) is worth it based on our outcomes.”

Business Affairs Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED