ASTRO

This page includes the latest news from the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), including news and video coverage from the society's annual meeting. ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy. 

MRIdian System Limits Early Toxicity for Prostate Cancer Without Implanted Markers
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced the acceptance of publication by the International Journal of Radiation...

First GammaTile Therapy Case Completed in Arizona
News | Radiation Therapy | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to begin offering...

Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality

Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD

News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the...

Efficacy of Isoray's Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in...

MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center

The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.

News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019

August 8, 2019 ―...

Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019

August 7, 2019 — Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton...

IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a...

Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to...

CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an...

RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation...

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019

July 9, 2019 — New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that...

Aktina Medical Partners With Elekta for Global Distribution of Interlocking SRS Cones
News | Radiation Therapy | July 05, 2019

July 5, 2019 — Aktina Medical announced that Elekta Instrument AB, based in Sweden, will offer and distribute the...

RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019

July 2, 2019 — RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its...

Philips Pinnacle

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software
Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA
News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 – IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has...

ASTRO Applauds New Prior Authorization Legislation
News | Radiation Therapy | June 07, 2019

June 7, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released a statement applauding Congress’s...

IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019

June 7, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-...