Advanced Imaging Improves Proton Therapy Precision

May 3, 2010

Oncology Times

Stephen Hahn, MD, chairman of the department of Radiation Oncology, is quoted in the Oncology Times' continuing coverage of proton beam radiation therapy. In a story focusing on the use of real-time PET scanning to determine if an optimal dose of radiation has been delivered to the target area. Hahn notes tha the technology will help clinicians individualize patient treatments. He also looks forward to "pencil beam" scanning -- "where you have a very small spot  size and you basically paint the dose [onto the target]. It makes it even more conformal to the tumor and less to the normal tissues... Read More