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. 

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 ASTRO’s...
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...
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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) to...
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 decisions...