Welcome!

News Feed Item

MHI Receives Order for "Vero4DRT" Radiation Therapy System For New Cutting-edge Medical Facility in Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima High-precision Radiotherapy Center to Open in Autumn 2015

Tokyo, July 24, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for the "Vero4DT," a radiation therapy system featuring dynamic tracking irradiation capability - marketed as the "MHI-TM2000 Linear Accelerator" - for the Hiroshima High-precision Radiotherapy Center, a cutting-edge cancer radiotherapy facility slated to open in Hiroshima Prefecture in Autumn 2015. The order is the first from Hiroshima Prefecture, where the Vero4DRT is manufactured, and with it cumulative orders to date now exceed 30 units. Therapy using the new system will commence simultaneous to the opening of the new facility.

The Hiroshima High-precision Radiotherapy Center is currently under construction in the redevelopment zone (Futabanosato) at the north entrance to the Japan Railway's (JR) Hiroshima Station, a project overseen by the prefectural government. The implementing body is the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association, and the Center will be jointly operated by seven entities: the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture and four key hospitals, i.e. Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, and Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital. The facility is eagerly expected to serve the Hiroshima region as a cutting-edge medical center specializing in advanced radiotherapy.

The Vero4DRT system features a dynamic tracking function that tracks a respiratorily moving carcinomatous lesion in real time, enabling continuous irradiation of the targeted lesion with pinpoint accuracy. The system also incorporates Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), an innovative therapy method whereby dose intensity distribution at the irradiation target is modulated and irradiation is performed from multiple directions, enabling the formation of a high-dose area corresponding precisely to the complex shape of the carcinomatous lesion and reduction in the dose irradiated to healthy cells. In these ways the Vero4DRT is capable of providing today's most advanced high-precision radiotherapy corresponding perfectly to the conceptual aims behind creation of the new Center.

In developing the Vero4DRT system, MHI was supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Marketing got under way in January 2008 following acquisition of pharmaceutical approval of the system. The Vero4DRT, which is manufactured at MHI's Hiroshima Machinery Works, adopts a new type of accelerating tube, the first in the world applied to medical use, jointly developed with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) and manufactured at the company's Mihara Machinery Works; it enables free machine movement by compactly containing the high-quality therapeutic radiation source. The unit is also equipped with a system that enables simple, convenient irradiation focusing. Together these innovative features enable swift and accurate radiotherapy while easing the burden on both the patient and the attending medical staff.

Today, as expectations are held for expanding adoption of effective cancer therapies that are gentle on patients, facilities that conduct radiotherapy - a therapy that eliminates the need for invasive surgery - are projected to increase. In order to respond, even in a small way, to these social needs, going forward MHI will work aggressively to expand sales of its highly innovative Vero4DRT system.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Since its foundation in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has sought pioneering new monodzukuri (manufacturing) techniques, building the foundations for the development of the entire industry. Today, with environmental and energy issues to the fore, MHI provides people around the world with eco-friendly products, and contributes to society through its involvement in global infrastructure projects and other business activities. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.



Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Contact:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hideo Ikuno
[email protected]
+81-3-6716-5277


Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
How will your company move to the cloud while ensuring a solid security posture? Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, will discuss how the newest technology advances are reducing the cost and complexity of traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Attendees will: Learn why having a full disaster recovery strategy is more important now than ever before Explore the key drivers of a successful disaster recovery solution Achieve measurable operational and business value from a disaster recovery ...
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hanu Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Leveraging best-in-class people, processes, and technologies, Hanu provides high-quality, high-value software development and business process outsourcing services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...