Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. More than 6,000 of Varian’s medical linear accelerators for cancer radiotherapy and radiosurgery are in service around the world, treating tens of thousands of patients per day. The company also produces advanced brachytherapy systems for treating cancer. Varian X-ray tubes are sold to most major diagnostic equipment manufacturers and cover a range of applications including advanced mammography and CT scanning.
Accuray is the premier radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells personalized innovative treatment solutions that set the standard of care, with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The Company’s leading-edge technologies – the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems – are designed to deliver radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and adaptive radiation therapy. Both treatment systems include integrated image guidance to ensure precise treatment delivery, giving both clinicians and patients assurance that the tumor – not healthy surrounding tissue and vital organs – is being targeted with radiation. The complete product portfolio for each product includes dedicated treatment planning software, data management tools and the ability to integrate with other systems for seamless quality assurance and archiving.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. Elekta innovation has introduced most of radiation oncology’s critical technological advances of the last 30 years, including advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Offering a diverse range of IGRT systems, planning and workflow software, and enabling technologies—such as respiratory motion management and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)—Elekta supports the highest standard of patient care. Elekta maintains its long-standing focus on evidence-based medicine, with the knowledge that we are supporting the clinician’s mission to save and prolong human life. Guided by our open systems philosophy, Elekta creates treatment solutions that provide increasing efficiency, while retaining the clinician’s right to choose the best option for individual patients.
Sun Nuclear was founded in 1984 by an experienced team of radiation measurement scientists and engineers. Their objective was simple: to provide the community with fresh approach to radiation measurement by improving the measurement quality while also streamlining the process. From the very beginning Sun Nuclear has provided the medical physics community with innovative and unique solutions that save valuable time and more importantly improve the integrity of the measurements. Sun Nuclear provided the first modular patient dosimetry system, the first routine QA device with standard PC trending database, the first film-less 2D array, and the first programmable patient-specific gating and target motion QA solution. We believe that while others talk about innovation, we truly deliver it.
CIRS is recognized worldwide for tissue simulation technology and is the leader in the manufacture of phantoms and simulators for quantitative densitometry, calibration, quality control and research in the field of medical imaging and radiotherapy. For over 25 years CIRS has been simulating a wide variety of tissues by blending epoxy resins, urethanes, water based polymers and other proprietary materials. Today, many of our tissue equivalent phantoms are market leaders or unique in their categories. Our physicists, biomedical engineers and skilled craftsmen develop quality assurance and training solutions for special requirements and emerging technologies.
Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. is a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of cancer. As the pioneering developer of modern proton therapy systems, Mevion provides innovative, safe, and effective solutions by transforming advances in medical technology and science into practical clinical reality. Mevion’s flagship product, the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System, is designed to preserve all of the treatmen benefits of traditional proton therapy systems while removing the obstacles of size, cost and complexity. Realizing this vision, Mevion has forever changed the economics and accessibility of proton therapy worldwide. Founded in 2004, Mevion is a privately held company headquartered in the Boston metropolitan area with international offices in the United Kingdom and Japan.
For 15 years, Modus has inspired physicists worldwide to seek the highest quality assurance standards in the field of medical imaging and radiation therapy. From routine, motion and imaging QA phantoms to automated QA software, optical CT scanners and 3D dosimetry, Modus continues to evolve and innovate. With 3,000 QUASAR™ phantoms in clinical use in over 1,800 leading treatment centres, Modus QA solutions are built to provide you with confidence that every patient is receiving the best possible treatment.
IBA is a global medical technology company focused on bringing integrated and innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company is the worldwide technology leader in the field of proton therapy, the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA’s proton therapy solutions are flexible and adaptable, allowing customers to choose from universal full scale proton therapy centers as well as compact, single room systems. In addition, IBA’s Dosimetry business unit provides unique, innovative solutions for the acquisition, analysis, and storage/management of all dosimetry QA data in a central database, providing convenient access for reporting, audits, and easy management of data across multiple sites.
Orfit Industries America part of Orfit Industries n v Antwerp Belgium is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of High Precision Patient Immobilization and Positioning Systems for Head, Head – Neck and Shoulder, Thorax/Lung, Belly/Pelvis, Prone Breast, Extremities etc. We provide immobilization solutions that enable users to achieve the following: sub 2mm Precision and Accuracy of the immobilization; reduced variability in set up; frameless Masks that set up more accurately and more precisely; significantly reduced shifts; unmatched patient comfort; fast and easy to use; unique mask memory enables you to adapt the mask when patient gains/loses weight during course of treatment. To schedule an immediate priority meeting/on site demonstration please call 1-888-ORFIT-US (1-888-673-4887), 516-935-8500, e-mail: martinj.ratner @orfit.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
ZapIT! Medical was started by members of Ohio Medical Physics Consulting, LLC (OMPC) in 2012. ZapIT! Medical is introducing a cloud-based software package that encompasses all of quality assurance practice management tools for medical imaging and radiation oncology and even clinical data in an easy to use mobile platform. This mobile platform also provides a means of establishing a robust online community where results can be shared and compared against others – a real time peer review! Online education program provide all radiation professionals access to continuing education approved by respective state and national organizations. ZapIT! Medical clinical on-site trainers are prepared to educate the student on the proper x-ray positioning and techniques working with each student in their environment and their specific modalities
WFR-Aquaplast and Qfix Systems is a world leader in radiotherapy patient positioning and immobilization. Our thermoplastic, Aquaplast RT™ is the most recognized brand of radiotherapy patient immobilization thermoplastic in the US, and possibly the world. Invented in 1975, Aquaplast RT™ was the first low temperature thermoplastic to be used in the radiotherapy community. Aquaplast RT™ is used to create a rigid mask, or shell, that positions and immobilizes a patient during a radiotherapy procedure. The AccuFix Cantilever Board, our most popular product, is now used every day in hundreds of cancer centers all over the world including 4 of the top 10 US News’ “Best” Cancer Hospitals.
Since its inception in 1989, Standard Imaging has become a leading supplier of radiation calibration and quality assurance instruments for health care. Standard Imaging proudly manufactures accurate and precise radiation calibration instruments from our eco-friendly facility equipped with the most sophisticated equipment. Our suite of innovative products and software service solutions support a broad range of radiation treatment applications, including dosimetry, brachytherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. We leverage our long-term relationships with physicists worldwide to provide our customers with practical, precise products for their daily, monthly and annual quality assurance needs.
TeamBest® is a multinational medical company founded in 1977 in Springfield, Virginia, USA. Our family of companies brings together a diverse range of knowledge from around the world to ensure customers will always have a clear and accurate answer. TeamBest started as Best Medical International which was founded in 1977 in Springfield, Virginia, USA by Indo-American engineer Krishnan Suthanthiran. Initially, Best Medical International employed only a handful of engineers and offered one high quality product, the Iridium-192 brachytherapy seed strand. Today, TeamBest employs hundreds of talented individuals and offers thousands of products and services. TeamBest’s independently owned companies are proud to be represented in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
Mission Search is an international healthcare staffing organization placing Radiation Oncology professionals, including Physicists, Dosimetrists, Radiation Therapists, Directors and Managers. We also offer Remote Dosimetry Treatment Planning services to accommodate the needs of our clients worldwide. Our clients include free standing cancer centers, community cancer centers, major medical centers and NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. We provide our clients with highly qualified professionals, from staff positions to directorships for Permanent Placement and Locum Tenens assignments.