Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

  • The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new white paper, “Assuring Safety and Quality in Image Guided Delivery of Radiation Therapy,” that recommends best practices to...

  • Of the many ongoing efforts to minimize dose to healthy tissue and target radiation to hit only tumors, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) is one of those at the forefront. New features and software...

  • Computed tomography (CT) virtual simulation systems allow 3-D viewing and planning along with verification images to achieve the same level of treatment simulation as with radiotherapy (RT)...

  • The most difficult challenge in external beam radiation therapy is the ability of doctors to accurately deliver high doses of radiation to a moving tumor without damaging the surrounding healthy...

  • Since its introduction two years ago, Varian’s RapidArc radiotherapy technology has been deployed at over 170 cancer centers around the world.

News | Imaging | July 22, 2015
ViewRay's MRIdian System, the world's first and only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy system,...
ViewRay, debt financing, CRG, MRIdian, radiation therapy, global expansion
News | Imaging | June 30, 2015
ViewRay announced that the company has secured up to $50 million in debt financing from CRG (formerly Capital Royalty L...
News | February 11, 2015
Patients with soft tissue sarcoma of an extremity treated with preoperative image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) experience...
News | May 30, 2014
The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Education Center courses have been qualified to meet the American Board of...
Feature | May 02, 2013
May 2, 2013 — Elekta and Royal Philips Electronics announced that the Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van...
Feature | April 25, 2013
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new white paper, “Assuring Safety and Quality in Image...
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
News | February 13, 2013
In part to address the 12,000 new cancer cases annually in Saudi Arabia – many of them diagnosed at an advanced stage...
Varian Calypso

Image courtesy of Varian Medical Systems.

Feature | February 08, 2013 | John Wong, Ph.D.
The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver ionizing radiation to eradicate the tumor. Ionizing radiation, however, is...
News | January 25, 2013
Elekta and Philips Healthcare announced The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) has signed...

The Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System provides highly precise and accurate positioning of the patient for IGRT, SBRT and other treatment types.

Case Study | September 05, 2012
As radiation treatments have advanced in complexity, cancer treatment facilities have faced greater demands for...

A CyberKnife treatment plan for lung cancer.

Feature | September 05, 2012 | Joost Nuyttens, M.D., Ph.D.
The preferred treatment for patients with operable lung cancer is surgical resection. However, many lung cancer...
Feature | August 24, 2012
August 23, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is establishing an in-country subsidiary in South Korea. Varian Medical...

Training at the new International Competence Center.

Feature | August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) officially opened its International Competence Center (ICC) in July...
Technology | July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012 — Today, Brainlab officially unveils the new ExacTrac 6.0 patient positioning system, delivering key...

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

Case Study | July 24, 2012
Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85 percent of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian...
Technology | May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012  — ViewRay Inc., a privately held medical device company, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

Siemens' Somatom Definition Flash CT system

News | April 26, 2012
Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare announced the signing of a strategic global partnership to provide...

VMAT reduces treatment times compared to IMRT, since gantry rotation, MLC movement and radiation delivery happen simultaneously, as with the Elekta VMAT above.

Feature | April 03, 2012 | Michael Gensheimer, M.D.; Mark Phillips, Ph.D. and Shilpen Patel, M.D.
In arc therapy, a linear accelerator gantry moves in a continuous arc around the target while delivering radiation dose...

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

Case Study | March 14, 2012
Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85% of cancer patients in the United States. Agnesian HealthCare Cancer...

This Protura positioning system is set up for an SBRT treatment, which requires precise positioning.

Feature | March 14, 2012 | Mary Beth Nevulis
Radiotherapy (RT) as a way to treat cancer is growing as a field, now that its accuracy has been improving. One reason...
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