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


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Send us your Comments
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

More Industry Headlines

HIMSS Analytics releases new model to help adopt enterprise imaging Eight-stage DIAM model helps organizations track their progress

The exam room of the future: Nuance unveils AI-based clinical documentation product at HIMSS Improving patient experience and freeing up physicians

AI and personalized medicine to raise the bar in radiology reporting New innovations could provide myriad benefits to clinical workflow

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

Three decades of data clearly show mammography saves lives Breast cancer mortality statistics support benefits of mammo and early detection

Hologic launches Unifi Analytics to curb mammo downtime Predicting tube failures before they happen and setting performance benchmarks

Bitfury teams with MDW and Longenesis to create blockchain ecosystem for medical imaging Uphold, distribute and safeguard medical and diagnostic imaging

MITA proposes framework for defining 'service' versus 'remanufacturing' Also points to the need for quality management systems to be implemented

MITA's remanufacturing white paper recalls 'Groundhog Day' movie: IAMERS A call for forward thinking and community awareness

Imaging IT market insights The analysts at MD Buyline provide tips for navigating the market

A crane lifts the first half
of the 220-ton cyclotron
into place at Oklahoma ProCure
Treatment Center on May 10, 2008

Oklahoma ProCure Treatment Center Receives Cancer-Fighting Cyclotron

by Barbara Kram , Editor
OKLAHOMA CITY - The first piece of the 220-ton cyclotron has arrived in Oklahoma City from Belgium to be installed at the Oklahoma ProCure Treatment Center, which will begin treating cancer patients in summer 2009.

William C. Goad, M.D., a radiation oncologist with Radiation Medicine Associates, said the cyclotron's arrival brings him one step closer to treating patients with proton therapy. Proton therapy is an alternative to radiation therapy without many of the short and long-term side effects that are often experienced by patients. Proton therapy's ability to precisely target tumors is ideal for treating tumors near vital organs and is particularly beneficial for pediatric cancer patients who are more susceptible to the side effects of radiation treatment.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Has exclusive distribution agreement with DDD to sell new Camera systems

UMRi provides the very best new & refurbished gamma cameras, quality parts &repair services. We also rebuild & replace camera detectors, move camera systems across town or across the country. Call us at 888-239-3510



"Next summer can't come soon enough," he said. "Protons offer Oklahomans another weapon against cancer."

The arrival of the cyclotron is a key milestone in the development of a proton therapy center as it is prepared to treat patients.

The cyclotron, weighing as much as a Boeing 747 jet, was manufactured in Belgium by IBA, a world-leader in cancer technology. The cyclotron traveled four weeks and about 5,700 miles by sea, arriving first in Houston. A trailer made for extraordinarily large cargo traveled at a top speed of 45 mph during a nearly 500-mile journey to the Oklahoma City center, located at the northwest corner of Memorial and MacArthur. Half of the cyclotron arrived on Saturday. The trailer will return to Houston to bring the second half of the cyclotron to Oklahoma City.

"The cyclotron is impressive not only in its size but also for its technologically advanced cancer-fighting power," said Ed Bertels, executive director of the Oklahoma ProCure Treatment Center. "We are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology here to fight cancer at the nation's first community-based proton center."

The cyclotron is responsible for splitting the atom and accelerating protons to nearly the speed of light to create a beam of energy that can deliver a ore-effective dose to the patient's tumor.

The 55,000-square-foot, four-treatment-room center broke ground last April. The center is being developed in partnership with Radiation Medicine Associates, an Oklahoma City-based private practice physician group. About 1,500 patients a year will be treated at the Oklahoma ProCure Treatment Center. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Oklahoma with nearly 18,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the state Health Department. One out of three Oklahomans are affected by cancer during their lifetime.
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

Related:


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