Mevion Medical Systems, the leader in compact protontherapy, is showcasing its pencil beam scanning HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture at the 2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting in Boston, September 25-28. The advanced and unique proton micro-multileaf collimator (mMLC) technology is integrated into the MEVION S250i with HYPERSCAN, making pencil beam scanning sharper and faster and delivering robust intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT).
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HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture delivers pencil beam scanning that is 50x faster and 3x sharper than traditional IMPT systems. (Photo: Business Wire)
HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture delivers a pencil beam that is up to 50x faster and 3x sharper than conventional systems used for IMPT, and can scan a typical lung tumor in less than two seconds. The technology includes a low-profile mMLC system designed specifically for pencil beam scanning that is capable of delivering the sharpest penumbra physically achievable with protons without the need for manual apertures and adjustments. Its novel and unique layer-by-layer specific beam collimation and blocking achieves leading 1-3mm collimated spot sizes, for all energies, at any depth.
“In the same way Mevion changed the industry when we invented compact proton therapy, we’re defining Adaptive IMPT with the breakthrough development of the adaptive aperture,” said Joseph K. Jachinowski, the president and CEO of Mevion Medical Systems. “HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture completely eliminates the need for manual apertures and manual adjustments. This allows for sharper penumbra, faster volumetric scanning and robust clinical treatments to be safely delivered.”
“HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture has been precisely engineered to deliver the sharpest penumbra achievable by protons, thus minimizing dose uncertainty at the target edges and unnecessary dose to surrounding healthy tissue,” said James Cooley, senior accelerator engineer at Mevion who led the development of the technology. “With a very low profile, the adaptive aperture is ideal for treating pediatric tumors or shallow brain tumors where small spot sizes have been difficult to achieve by conventional systems”
To learn more about HYPERSCAN with Adaptive Aperture, visit Mevion at ASTRO 2016 at booth 10031.
Mevion Expands Leadership Team with Key Hires
Mevion is also announcing the growth of its leadership team as part of its mission to expand patient access to proton therapy around the world. The leadership expansion includes the hiring of three industry experts and two internal moves:
“The growth of our leadership team will continue support our mission to make proton therapy a clinical reality for cancer centers of all sizes,” said Jachinowski. “We look forward to leveraging the team’s extensive industry knowledge and experience as we partner with more and more customers and help cancer centers succeed throughout the entire proton therapy system lifecycle.”
HYPERSCAN has not been cleared by the USFDA for clinical use.
About Mevion Medical Systems
Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proton therapy systems for use in radiation treatment for cancer patients. Mevion is based in Littleton, Massachusetts, with international offices in the Netherlands, Japan and China. For more information, please visit www.mevion.com.
About the MEVION S250 Series
The MEVION S250 Series is elegantly designed to deliver high-powered, efficient proton therapy treatments. Built upon the world’s only gantry-mounted proton accelerator and benefiting from Mevion’s patented direct beam technology, the MEVION S250 Series delivers on the therapeutic promise of proton therapy while enhancing beam quality, stability and uptime. The result is reduced system complexity, higher reliability and throughput, and lower capital and operating costs—making the MEVION S250 Series a compelling, financially viable solution for all cancer centers. The MEVION S250 Series includes:
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Last updated on: 22/09/2016
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