Xstrahl is Hiring!
Xstrahl is looking to add new staff to both our Camberley executive offices and West Midlands manufacturing and service facility as a result of an increased demand in sales orders and product expansion.
The following positions are currently being recruited: Assembly Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Installation and Service Engineer, Stock Control Clerk, Sales Specialist (Radiotherapy Products), Human Resources Manager, Product Specialist (Radiotherapy) and a Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager.
If you would like to apply for any of these roles, email your contact details and CV to careers@Xstrahl.com.
54th AAPM: Physicists Keen on Superficial Radiotherapy for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Once again, the Xstrahl team has participated in another successful annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) exhibition in Charlotte, July 29th to August 2nd—where the Xstrahl booth showcased the Xstrahl 100, a mobile superficial radiation therapy (Grenz Ray) system used in the treatment of dermatological disorders including some skin cancers.
The team were encouraged to see an increase in the number of attendees expressing interest in superficial radiation therapy as an essential modality for treating non-melanoma skin cancer. Superficial radiation treatment offers excellent cosmetic results and is considerably less invasive than other treatments. US physicists stopping by the booth to chat with team members indicated the Xstrahl 150’s additional energy potential is advantageous because it allows a better margin for treating squamous cell carcinoma.
This year’s event saw the inaugeral reveal of the new Xstrahl SARRP3—the only image-guided micro irradiator capable of dose planning and delivering both planar and non-coplanar arc treatments. Using multi-media, the Xstrahl team demonstrated how efficiently the SARRP quickly images and delivers the dose to an anatomical target with pinpoint accuracy, thus enabling the concept of patient specific adaption of radiation therapy to be explored within the research environment. Imaging is a key biomarker in radiation therapy and the SARRP is capable of the potential to interface molecular imaging with tumour specific treatment plans.
The SARRP physics user group meeting was held during the conference and was very well attended, with over 20 physicists representing the US installed base. The physicists were impressed by the latest developments of the dose planning system. Highlights of the meeting were Dr. John Wong’s presentation of his group’s work on the validation, demonstrating how accurate their algorithm is for in vivo models, and Dana Farber’s presentation on their new QA phantom, followed by a general discussion of all physics aspects of the SARRP.
Xstrahl would like to thank Dr. Ross Berbeco from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for chairing the meeting. All of the SARRP users felt it was a valuable meeting and look forward to the consortium meeting to be held during ASTRO in Boston, MA this coming October.
SARRP Researchers Present Papers at this Year’s AAPM, July 29th to August 2nd in Charlotte, NC
Several leading SARRP researchers are presenting their latest papers at this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting, including Wilfred Ngwa of Harvard Medical School who will present his collaborative paper on “A Multipurpose Quality Assurance Phantom for the SARRP.” The presentation will provide an overview of how the suitability and performance of a mouse-size MOSFET phantom is investigated for routine quality assurance (QA) of the SARRP.
Also presenting at this year’s meeting is Kai Ding of the University of Virginia, who will present his collaborative paper, “Small Animal Lung Compliance Imaging: Assessment System for Tissue Sensitivity to Radiation Induced Lung Injury" on July 29th. The presentation will examine how recent clinical trials and studies have indicated the tissue sensitivity to radiation induced lung injury (RILI) may be region-specific.
The Xstrahl team will be supporting the 54th annual meeting of the AAPM in Charlotte this year. We look forward to welcoming you at booth 927 and discussing our specialist solutions for radiation biologists, which include the customisable research platform known as SARRP. On display will be the new SARRP3, a GPU dose planning system enabling researchers to calculate the optimal treatment beam arrangement, thus minimising dose to organs at risk. The validation of this GPU dose engine will be presented at the SARRP physics user group meeting.
Kai Ding will present his collaborative paper (Small Animal Lung Compliance Imaging: Assessment System for Tissue Sensitivity to Radiation Induced Lung Injury) July 29th from 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm in Ballroom B. Wilfred Ngwa will present his collaborative paper (A Multipurpose Quality Assurance Phantom for the SARRP) Tuesday July 31st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Ballroom B.