Clinical Partner Monthly Update http://advancedparticletherapy.com/clinical-partners/maryland-proton-treatment-center/monthly-update en Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – Oct/Nov 2015 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-octnov-2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="MPTC Equipment Installation November 2015" src="/sites/default/files/Photo%20Jun%2003%2C%2011%2017%2054%20AM.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />At the end of October, Varian completed work on the first treatment room to be used clinically. They were able to demonstrate the performance of all aspects of the system successfully. This is a huge step forward towards MPTC’s ability to begin patient treatments. The room is now to be used by the clinical physics team to review and prepare the system for patient treatment.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:31:38 +0000 info 2957 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – Aug/Sept 2015 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-augsept-2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In August and September, Varian Medical Systems, the proton therapy system manufacturer, continued the work of tuning the proton beam into the treatment rooms. Varian was able to successfully set up the beamline to transport the beam at all energies at the first treatment room’s isocenter which is a big step towards getting the machine ready for patient treatment. Varian also has been hard at work on commissioning the scanning system.  The beam scanning system in each gantry room allows for the beam to be delivered to the patient’s tumor with pinpoint accuracy, very quickly and safely.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:50:55 +0000 scallahan 2953 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – June/July 2015 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-junejuly-2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>June continued on the successes of May for the MPTC project.  Varian completed work on the cyclotron and made great strides in the commissioning of the components that allow the beam to be brought from its source to the patients themselves.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:33:59 +0000 scallahan 2952 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – April/May 2015 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-aprilmay-2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>May was a great month for the Varian proton therapy installation at MPTC. The cyclotron continues to perform extremely well, and continues to be tuned to provide the very high intensity protons that enable some of the most exciting technology that MPTC will offer to patients, like IMPT. The ability of the cyclotron to operate very efficiently enables fast treatment time, which are of great benefit to the patient’s comfort, as well as overall throughput through the center. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53:47 +0000 scallahan 2938 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – Jan/Feb 2015 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-janfeb-2015 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="The Magic Castle at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center" src="/sites/default/files/side%20view.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 375px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" />In January and February, Varian continued to make quick progress on the proton therapy system installation and calibration.  All four gantries are fully aligned, and the cabling on each of them is quickly moving towards completion.  Varian continued the conditioning of the cyclotron, as well, which is a process where they prepare the interior components for the conditions they m</p></div></div></div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:10:01 +0000 scallahan 2931 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – Nov/Dec 2014 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-novdec-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Maryland Proton Treatment Center Gantry" src="/sites/default/files/Gantry%20%23%204%20Partial%20Floor%20Installed%2011.07.14.JPG" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" />Varian has continued to make fast work of the installation and commissioning of the proton therapy equipment.  The cyclotron has been fully assembled, and has had its basic control system put in place.  This has allowed it to be cooled down to its operating temperature, which is very close to absolute zero.  Varian is quickly moving into the calibrat</p></div></div></div> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:17:52 +0000 scallahan 2919 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – Sept/Oct 2014 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-septoct-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Maryland Proton Treatment Center" src="/sites/default/files/_sjs7495.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 166px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" />September saw more daily change in the MPTC project. Varian, the proton therapy equipment manufacturer, continued installation of the major equipment, finishing installation of the beam transport system and doing the alignment of those components.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:43:41 +0000 scallahan 2785 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – July/Aug 2014 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-julyaug-2014-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Maryland Proton Treatment Center Proton Therapy Equipment Installation July 2014" src="/sites/default/files/MPTC_07_14_Image_Site_Gantry_Installation.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" />During the months of July and August, the team continued to work on the equipment installation which began in June with the installation of the cyclotron. After the cyclotron was installed, the team immediately set the precast roof planks.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:11:11 +0000 scallahan 2764 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – May/June 2014 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-mayjune-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h2> Maryland Proton Treatment Center Installs Cyclotron</h2> <p><img alt="Maryland Proton Treatment Center Installs Cyclotron" src="/sites/default/files/Email%20Header%20-%20MPTC%20Cyclotron_0.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 217px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>June 17, 2014 (Baltimore, Maryland) - Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC. (APT) announces the installation of the 90-ton cyclotron at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The equipment is part of the state-of-the-art system that will treat cancer patients with life-saving proton therapy.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:05:49 +0000 scallahan 2692 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com Maryland Proton Treatment Center Monthly Update – March/April 2014 http://advancedparticletherapy.com/maryland-proton-treatment-center-monthly-update-%E2%80%93-marchapril-2014 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href="/clinical-partners/scripps-proton-therapy-center/construction/video/default"><img alt="Cyclotron Arrival" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAcsAAAENCAIAAADv0dm5AAAgAElEQVR4nOzddVeba77w8dRbHEKcCBIgQtzd3YNDAnE3EkLQujs1qhSKS73dNjPPW3v+CNAUaaF79p455/Re37VXyKQh6Vrz6bV+uXPdAMDP4+fx8/h5/Dx+Hj+Pn8fP4+fx8/h5/Dx+Hj+Pn8fP4+fx8/h5/Dx+Hj+Pn8fP4+fxP/IQxZa+mzi+Ik2uyVLrstS6PLUu20yaXJcmX0sS65LElxuSxLo4viaOfZUouiqMrAgjyz/U2oESRdf/ezroi/+BBJE1/t/XKj+6zI8uC2KrW+Xv4UUWeJEFTuAFyTFZZzkHUaaLOD5AS1c5P0Drv8H136U5LzRYh1QjL9UjL1nhB0TXDUrgCS34nB96IYnMiELPaY47pK7bXO8zYXiOG1zgBJc4oXV2cI0dXGEHl9n&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;" /></a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:48:07 +0000 scallahan 2641 at http://advancedparticletherapy.com