The researches find that the radiotherapy, the leading global provider of high quality, innovative, patient-centric radiotherapy solutions, today announced the release of the Universal Couchtop™ ProForm™ Head & Neck Solution, the newest development in their ProtonSeries™ family of products for proton therapy. Therefore The ProForm Head & Neck Extension is quick and easy to attach and features a large, 121.5 cm junction-free and artifact-free treatment area. ProForm features geometry that allows for direct access to effectively treat CNS patients.
A homogeneous treatment area with soft gradient edges reduce beam degradation. But ProForm accepts a dedicated thermoplastic mask designed to meet the unique requirements of proton therapy. Because ProForm follows the validation and release of the Universal Couchtop Rectangular Long Extension with IBA’s Proteus ONE and ProteusPLUS. IBA is the world leader in cutting-edge technology with unique expertise in the field of innovative proton therapy. Utilizing the Universal Couchtop allows dosimetric consistency with CT SIM, photon and proton treatment compatible models; leading to reduced clinic workflow.
“We are thrilled to offer the Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck solution. Proton therapy is one of the most advanced forms of radiotherapy in the fight against cancer and CIVCO’s Universal Couchtop is one of the most modern and comprehensive couchtop solutions for enabling those advanced treatments,” said John Steffen, CIVCO’s Director of Product Management. The ProForm Head & Neck Solution and many ProtonSeries products will be on display in CIVCO’s booth #1814 at the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting taking place September 15-17 in Chicago.
Patient immobilization solutions
CIVCO Radiotherapy has over 35 years of experience in the radiation oncology industry and offers high-quality, innovative, patient-centric radiotherapy solutions. These solutions include couchtops and overlays for linear accelerators and imaging systems, advanced patient immobilization solutions, robotic patient positioning, advanced fiducial markers, and immobilization/positioning equipment and consumables. Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy most often uses X-rays, but protons or other types of energy also can be used.
The term “radiation therapy” most often refers to external beam radiation therapy. During this type of radiation, the high-energy beams come from a machine outside of your body that aims the beams at a precise point on your body. During a different type of radiation treatment call brachytherapy (brak-e-THER-uh-pee), radiation is place inside your body. Radiation therapy damages cells by destroying the genetic material that controls how cells grow and divide. While both healthy and cancerous cells are damaged by radiation therapy; But the goal of radiation therapy is to destroy as few normal, healthy cells as possible. Normal cells can often repair much of the damage caused by radiation.