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PROTOM INTERNATIONAL, INC. RECEIVES FDA 510(K) CLEARANCE FOR ITS RADIANCE 330® PROTON THERAPY SYSTEM
ProTom International, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of a technologically advanced proton beam radiation therapy system, announced March 19 it has received 510(k) clearance for its Radiance 330 Proton Therapy System. McLaren Proton Therapy Center is the first site in the world to incorporate the Radiance 330 treatment system in its delivery of proton therapy. The Radiance 330 is a compact, modular and more affordable proton beam delivery system for the treatment of patients with cancer. The system delivers extremely focused, conformal, scanned proton beams that destroy tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue and anatomical structures. The system’s modular design easily accommodates the buyer’s preferences for 3-D imaging solutions and treatment planning software through industry-standard interfaces. The compact accelerator can be installed within an interior vault space of approximately 20’ x 30’ and requires up to 40% less radiation shielding than many other systems on the market today. The Radiance 330 can be configured using its single, energy-efficient synchrotron to operate a single or multiple treatment room facility; treatment rooms can be equipped with isocentric gantries or as fixed-beam lines with one or more ports.
Steve Spotts, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProTom International commented, “The receipt of 510(k) clearance is the final culmination of a thorough and rigorous FDA review of the safety and effectiveness of the Radiance 330. This achievement accelerates our team’s single and relentless mission to place this highly sophisticated and targeted cancer-fighting tool within reach of many more physicians. Our team couldn’t be more proud of reaching this milestone and will continue our work to advance the delivery of proton therapy while driving down the cost of this much needed technology.”
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The McLaren Proton Therapy Center is a service of the McLaren Cancer Institute, which provides a full complement of comprehensive treatment options for cancer patients. Along with proton therapy, other treatment modalities include:
- TrueBeam- real-time imaging and radiation treatment system that treats moving tumors with unprecedented speed and accuracy. TrueBeam incorporates numerous technical innovations that synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery during radiotherapy or radiosurgery.
- IMRT- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) delivers radiation via small beamlets varying in intensity and computed by an advanced inverse planning system which minimizes damage to healthy tissue.
- Brachytherapy- also known as internal radiation, involves placing radioactive materials into a tumor or its surrounding tissue.
- Medical Oncology- services include leading-edge treatments such as biologic therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, advanced clinical trails, genetic counseling and IV therapy.