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.

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
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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...

FDA Approves Exablate Neuro for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Treatment
Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018 — Insightec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion...

RaySearch Developing RayCommand Treatment Control System for U.K. Proton Therapy Facility
Technology | Radiation Therapy | December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 — RaySearch has decided to develop a treatment control system, RayCommand, to act as a link...

Mirada Medical Joins U.K. Consortium Exploring Healthcare AI
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2018

December 4, 2018 — Mirada Medical, a leading global brand in medical imaging software, will form part of an...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 30, 2018

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Ohio State University to Open Region’s First Proton Therapy Facility

Image courtesy of The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | Proton Therapy | November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018 — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and...