Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) includes using imaging during radiation therapy to direct and improve the precision and accuracy of the radiation treatment plan.

FDA Clears MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System
Technology | May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012 — ViewRay Inc., a privately held medical device company, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
Varian, Siemens Announce Global Collaboration

Siemens' Somatom Definition Flash CT system

News | April 26, 2012
April 25, 2012 – Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare today announced the signing of a strategic global...

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...
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.

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.1 Agnesian HealthCare...
RT Patient Positioning: Precision Makes the Difference

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...
$45 Million Investment Accelerates Development of ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System
News | March 14, 2012
March 14, 2012 — ViewRay said it received $45 million in new financing to help speed development of its magnetic...
Feature | January 31, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) emerged as a new way to treat patients in the late 1990s and garnered...
Case Study | September 09, 2011
Sponsored by Accuray Dr. Lyle Harrison is no stranger to the challenges of delivering healthcare to patients in rural...
Feature | September 09, 2011 | David Shepard, M.D., Director of Medical Physics, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, Wash.
In radiation therapy, the use of rotational beam delivery provides greater flexibility in shaping radiation dose...

Images (left,1, & below): adoption of SBRT for spinal irradiation to nonspinal bone metastases (2, 4) standard AP/PA (1, 3)

Feature | June 29, 2011 | By Ke Sheng, Ph.D.; Wensha Yang, Ph.D.; David Wilson, M.D.; Siddharth Saraiya, and Paul Read, M.D., Ph.D.
In the United States, approximately 1.53 million people were diagnosed with cancer and more than 569,000 died of the...
News | May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011 - The core technology of ViewRay Inc., a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiotherapy...
News | March 14, 2011
March 14, 2011 – The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) in Madison, Wis., will soon become one of...
Technology | January 06, 2011
Siemens CT Vision image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system combines a Siemens linac and a computed tomography (CT...

Siemens Artiste

News | November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 — The IM-RealART Solution is one of the first real-time adaptive radiation therapy solutions that...
News | November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 — The Vero stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) system offers dynamic tumor-tracking and advanced...
News | November 01, 2010
November 1, 2010 – Two medical companies have entered into a joint technology developing and marketing agreement for...
News | October 28, 2010
October 28, 2010 – An initial feasibility study has demonstrated the ability to use cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy...
News | October 13, 2010
October 13, 2010 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance for the new RAD...
Feature | October 05, 2010
This article appeared as an introduction to the image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) comparison chart in the October...
Feature | October 05, 2010
This article appeared as an introduction to the CT Simulation Comparison Chart in the October 2010 issue of Imaging...