Radiation Therapy

A U.K. National Cancer Research Institute trial has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma, the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it. The trial was led from The...

Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida, treated its first four proton therapy patients at the end of April, becoming the first private, physician-owned practice to offer this advanced form of radiation therapy. Within the first week of op...

Varian Medical Systems last week unveiled a radiotherapy platform designed to offer clinics an affordable option for implementing advanced image-guided radiotherapy. Varian's VitalBeam system is a cost-effective technology package for offering hig...

Results from a randomized controlled trial comparing permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer showed brachytherapy patients were twice as likely to be cancer-fre...

Varian, RapidArc, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 10,000th patient
A three-year-old baby girl with a brain tumor has become the 10,000th patient at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad, India to be treated using RapidArc radiotherapy...
ViewRay, debt financing, CRG, MRIdian, radiation therapy, global expansion
ViewRay announced that the company has secured up to $50 million in debt financing from CRG (formerly Capital Royalty L.P.), a premier healthcare investment...
UCLA, breast cancer, partial breast irradiation, Mitchell Kamrava
Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with one week of partial breast radiation after surgical tumor removal saw no increase in cancer recurrence or...
Philips, Pinnacle Auto-Planning, IMRT, VMAT
Pinnacle³ Auto-Planning from Philips is designed to simplify and accelerate intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (...
IBA, Academy on the Road, radiation therapy, training workshop
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful completion of its fifth IBA Academy on the Road enhanced training workshop. This
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the release of the StealthChamber for improved accuracy and efficiency in small field dosimetry...
Dolphin Online Treatment Monitoring from IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is a transmission detector for safer patient care, improved...
The Clear Value Plus – Guideline Explorer iPad app from McKesson Specialty Health is a mobile reference tool that gives users access...

Articles

Proton therapy is an exciting modality in radiation oncology. It is the target of both positive and negative perspectives — the positive related to the...
Today, treatment planning — the heart of radiation therapy systems — is almost entirely computer based, and is designed to help increase...
MEDraysintell, proton therapy, world market, third edition, $1 billion, 2019
For the first time the proton therapy world market is anticipated to reach $1 billion in 2019, according to the third edition of the World Proton Therapy...
University of Manchester, PET, radiotherapy, cured patients, Hodgkin lymphoma
A U.K. National Cancer Research Institute trial has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma, the late effects of radiotherapy could be...

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Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
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