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.

FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | February 20, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...

Study Unveils Blueprint for Treating Radiation-Resistant Brain Tumor

NIH-funded researchers showed how gliomas may be treated with radiation and drugs that block DNA repair. Image courtesy of Castro lab, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor

 

News | Radiation Therapy | February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019 — Researchers at the University of Michigan recently searched for new brain tumor treatments by...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2019

ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with...

New Targeted Therapy for Recurrent Brain Tumors Implanted for First Time
News | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 – University of Minnesota Health (M Health) is the first in the United States to begin offering...

Micro-Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Combining to Detect Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019 — Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu...

Canon Adds Radiation Therapy Package to Aquilion Prime, Lightning CT Systems
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019 – In the patient-centric world of radiation oncology, it is critical that...

Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019

February 7, 2019 — The Elekta Unity...

University of Oklahoma Cancer Center Begins First Proton Therapy Treatments
News | Proton Therapy | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — Home to the largest and most comprehensive...

The top article from January was about researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) to image the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT has been a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology. Most popular radiology articles and news in January 2019.

The top article from January was about researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) to image the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT has been a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology.

Feature | February 01, 2019 | A.J. Connell and Dave Fornell

February 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine...

Stereotactic Radiotherapy Improves Long-Term Survival in Stage-IV Cancers
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates...

Philips Collaborates With MIM Software on Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with imaging solutions provider MIM Software Inc. to improve...

Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company’s nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes

Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company’s nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes. The metallic-based nanoparticles show up on CT scans so it can be used as a permanent fiduciary marker to track tumor response. The images show the initial tumor and enhancement areas due to the nanoparticles and the resulting outcomes following treatment. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 30, 2019 | By Dave Fornell

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the hot topic discussed at all trade shows, and the...

Southern Asia's First Proton Therapy Center Begins Treatments
News | Proton Therapy | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced the opening of the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Therapy | January 18, 2019
Join Chris Toth, president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business, for a look at product introductions for 2018 plus a...
MIM Software Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — MIM Software Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Electronic Brachytherapy Effective in Long-Term Study of 1,000 Early-Stage Breast Cancers
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | January 07, 2019

January 7, 2019 — Breast cancer recurrence rates of patients treated with intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)...

Brachytherapy Alone Superior Treatment for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems | January 04, 2019

January 4, 2018 — Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) indicated a significantly different clinician and patient-...

RayStation 8B Released With Machine Learning Applications for Treatment Planning
Technology | Treatment Planning | December 27, 2018

December 27, 2018 — RaySearch Laboratories released RayStation 8B, the latest version of the...