Calypso’s RT targeting technology to be acquired by Varian

According to an AP report on the Forbes web site this morning, Varian Medical Systems — perhaps the largest developer and manufacturer of radiation therapy equipment in the world — is to buy Calypso Medical Technologies. … READ MORE …

Manufacturer of CyberKnife system to acquire TomoTherapy, Inc. too

In an announcement this morning that will shake up the innovation end of the cancer radiotherapy business, Accuray, Inc. (which makes and markets the CyberKnife system for stereotactic body radiation therapy) has agreed to acquire TomoTherapy, Inc. (which integrates CT imaging with conformal radiation therapy). … READ MORE …

IMPT: a new acronym we’re all going to need to learn

Back in the mid-1990s there was 3D-CRT (three-dimensional conformal beam radiation therapy), the first type of external beam radiation designed to “shape” the way that beams of radiation were used to treat the prostate in conformance with the actual shape of the individual prostate. … READ MORE …