Mevion Medical Systems, Littleton, Mass, has teamed up with Austria-based medPhoton GmbH to integrate ImagingRing, an advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for volumetric image guidance, with the MEVION S250i with HYPERSCAN, Mevion’s pencil-beam scanning proton therapy system.

By adding fully integrated cone beam imaging to Mevion’s suite of in-room image guidance capabilities, Mevion and medPhoton seek to provide simplicity of workflow and more precise and efficient treatment delivery.

“The agreement with Mevion provides us the opportunity to integrate the industry’s most compact proton therapy system, the MEVION S250 series, with our slim, multipurpose in-room CBCT system, providing large field-of-view, cutting edge acquisition speed, spatial resolution, and outstanding low contrast visibility at very low doses,” says Heinz Deutschmann, chief executive officer and founder of medPhoton. “We believe the products will complement each other and enable clinicians to truly optimize the proton treatments they can provide their patients.”

CBCT imaging is an important capability in the treatment room to precisely position patients for pencil beam proton therapy. In-room CBCT, when integrated to Mevion’s Verity image-guided patient positioning system will enable users to treat patients with the latest image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technology and deliver high-precision positioning and adaptive proton therapy in a simple workflow. Clinicians will be able to track anatomical changes throughout the course of treatment and adapt the treatment plan as needed to ensure accurate proton dose delivery.

ImagingRing will be fully integrated into optimized workflows with the MEVION S250 series and Verity patient positioning system. Together with Mevion’s 6D robotic treatment couch, it enables detailed imaging of the tumor and organs at risk with the patient positioned at the treatment isocenter.

“By working with medPhoton, Mevion delivers a full suite of best-in-class integrated volumetric imaging solutions for IGRT. The stereotactic integration of in-room cone beam CT scanning for high-precision positioning and adaptive proton therapy represents the most advanced cone beam CT-based IGRT available in proton therapy,” says Joseph K. Jachinowski, the president and CEO of Mevion Medical Systems.