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.

Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019 — A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades,...
Heidelberg University Hospital Treats First Patient Using Carbon Ion Therapy With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has started using the RayStation...
Surging Demand for Image-guided, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Driving Fiducial Marker Growth
News | Radiation Therapy | August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 — As fiducial markers gain traction in parallel to rising incidences of various cancer affecting lung,...
The Zap-X stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system is completely self-shielded, eliminating the need for a concrete vault. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier to access and less expensive by eliminating the large expense of custom built vaults to house the system. #AAPM19 #AAPM2019 #AAPM

The Zap-X stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system is completely self-shielded, eliminating the need for a concrete vault. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier to access and less expensive by eliminating the large expense of custom-built vaults to house the system. 

Feature | AAPM | August 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There were several trends and new technologies in radiation oncology discussed at the...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019
This is an example of the Mirada DLCExpert deep learning software that automatically identifies organs, segments and...
Videos | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 21, 2019
This is a quick demonstration of the Varian Identify image-guided patient positioning system at the...
First Cancer Patient Treated With Accuray Radixact System With Synchrony Motion Tracking
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Physicians at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Clinical Cancer Center in...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019
This is a lung cancer tumor radiotherapy...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 21, 2019
This is a quick walk around of a mobile 32-slice...
Improved Imaging Technique Could Increase Chances of Prostate Cancer Survival
News | Prostate Cancer | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — According to the American Cancer Society, approximately...
MRIdian System Limits Early Toxicity for Prostate Cancer Without Implanted Markers
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced the acceptance of publication by the International Journal of Radiation...
First GammaTile Therapy Case Completed in Arizona
News | Radiation Therapy | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to begin offering...
Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro
Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Drug Accelerates Blood System's Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy

Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications

News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and...
Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality

Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD

News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 — Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the...
Efficacy of Isoray's Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medical...
MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center

The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.

News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019
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