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.

IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 — IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution...

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...

The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system

The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019

July 8, 2019 — At this year’s American Association...

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...

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Oncology | July 03, 2019

The newly opened Provision CARES...

Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow...

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...

Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019

July 1, 2019 — Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a...

Philips Pinnacle

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Collaboration with Tennessee Oncology aims to improve access to care across rural patient populations
News | Radiation Oncology | June 28, 2019

Providing cancer patients an opportunity for increased participation in their treatment, Varian announced its...

Omega Medical Imaging

Image courtesy of Omega Medical Imaging

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 28, 2019

New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that...

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...

New Data Demonstrates Safety Profile of GammaTile Therapy for Various Brain Tumors
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 — GT Medical Technologies Inc. announced the presentation of clinical data from a prospective study of...

Black Men Less Likely to Adopt Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 — A new study reveals black men are less likely than white men to adopt an active surveillance...

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-...

RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform
News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 — RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its...

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