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The AAPM Scientific Session talks also highlighted MRIdian’s fully integrated workflow for adaptive therapy, which incorporates complete Monte Carlo dose replanning to account for changes in the shape and position of the tumor and adjacent organs in less than two minutes.ViewRay featured a number of presentations in the company’s booth given by MRIdian users from five top cancer centers: Henry Ford Health System in Metro Detroit; University of California, Los Angeles; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Wisconsin; and University of Miami.Highlights from these talks included:Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., from Henry Ford presented on their initial patient experience with MRIdian Linac including treatment times of 6.25 minutes for 8Gy SBRT treatments and 5 minutes for prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatments. 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Latest: ‘Hot poker’ conservative host loses radio show too by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2018 10:04 am PDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on TV host resigning after Parkland survivor threat (all times local):12:35 p.m.A conservative commentator who resigned from a St. Louis TV station after sending a threatening tweet about a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting also is off the radio airwaves.Entercom spokeswoman Esther-Mireya Tejeda said Tuesday that Jamie Allman’s show on KFTK-FM has been taken off the air while the company “looks into the matter.” Entercom purchased KFTK-FM from Emmis Communications last month.The announcement came one day after Sinclair Broadcast Group said Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he tweeted last month he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault David Hogg. Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.___11:40 a.m.A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Allman hasn’t responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. An Emmis Communications spokeswoman said in an email that it closed last month on the sale of the station to Entercom. A spokeswoman for Entercom didn’t immediately return a phone or email message.____7:20 a.m.A conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station.Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman’s resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.Allman hasn’t responded to messages from the Associated Press seeking comment.Businesses pulled advertising from Allman’s shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg.Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.Allman was absent Monday from his show on KFTK-FM. The radio station’s owner, Emmis Communications, hasn’t responded to an email asking about Allman’s status.