Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses radiation therapy to treat cancer. The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapybrachytherapyimage guided radiation therapy (IGRT)focused ultrasoundstereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become the preferred radiation therapy option for patients with brain tumors at facilities like the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, pictured here

Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become the preferred radiation therapy option for patients with brain tumors at facilities like the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, pictured here. The technology is favored largely for its ability to precisely target tumors while sparing healthy tissue.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Brain tumors are some of the most complicated forms of cancer to treat due to their extremely sensitive location....

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...

Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019

April 4, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon...

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill. Interview with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill.
 

Feature | April 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor and A.J. Connell

April 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website...

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...

Houston Methodist Hospital Acquires Focal One High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound System
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — EDAP TMS SA announced that Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to...

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...

Videos | Proton Therapy | March 01, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of physics and dosimetry at the...

Videos | Proton Therapy | February 28, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...

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360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 28, 2019

This is a 360 photo view behind the gantry room at the ...

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360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 28, 2019

This is a 360 view of Treatment Room 3 (of 4) at the ...

NW Proton Center Gantry Room Front
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 27, 2019

This is a 360 photo view inside the gantry room at the...

While surgery is still the gold standard for lung cancer treatment, radiation therapy can offer a less invasive approach with quicker recovery times

While surgery is still the gold standard for lung cancer treatment, radiation therapy can offer a less invasive approach with quicker recovery times.

Feature | Lung Cancer | February 27, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer for both men and women in the United States,...

Videos | Proton Therapy | February 26, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Radiology Business | February 22, 2019

Imaging Technology News has been recognized with three award nominations from the Jesse H. Neal Awards as a finalist...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...