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. 

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-...

A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing  synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of  the anatomy.

A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of the anatomy.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | May 29, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Varian Acquiring Cancer Treatment Services International
News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 — Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire India’s Cancer...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019

At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-...

Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) recently announced the first Flash irradiation in an IBA...

Radiation Oncologists Say Prior Authorization Delays Patient Access to Cancer Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care...

Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 – Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent...

Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 — Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used...

Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019

April 9, 2019 — Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation...

ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated...

What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 — The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018,...

Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019

March 8, 2019 — Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the...

Philips Introduces IntelliSpace Portal 11 at ECR 2019
Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Portal 11, the latest release of the company’s...

FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...

New Targeted Therapy for Recurrent Brain Tumors Implanted for First Time
News | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 – University of Minnesota Health (M Health) is the first in the United States to begin offering...

Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019

February 7, 2019 — The Elekta Unity...