The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), held its 49th annual meeting in LA this November. Dave Bullock, a photographer and programmer, was there for WIRED Magazine to cover the show. The gallery of images includes innovative radiation treatment devices, imaging systems, and robots. The full gallery of images is here.
The Zeiss Intrabeam is a localized X-ray treatment device. Instead of sending a beam into a tumor like an image-guided radiation-therapy (IGRT) robot or intensity-modulated radiation-therapy (IMRT) machine, this system emits an adjustable sphere of X-rays at the tip of the probe. The probe is then inserted into the area where a tumor was removed to destroy any stray cancerous cells.
Photo: Dave Bullock