Radiation Therapy

The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapy, brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), focused ultrasound, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) recently announced the first Flash irradiation in an IBA...

Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018. 

Feature | May 01, 2019

May 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website from...

Pencil Beam Scanning Better Protects Children With Brain Tumors
News | Proton Therapy | May 01, 2019

May 1, 2019 — A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children's brain tumors suggests a type of...

Novel Software Improves Accuracy of Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 — A new report by Arthur Olch, Ph.D., highlights use of specialized software at Children’s Hospital...

Radiation Oncologists Say Prior Authorization Delays Patient Access to Cancer Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care...

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center Begins Breast Cancer Study Enrollment
News | Proton Therapy | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 — California Protons Cancer Therapy Center announced two major efforts representing significant steps...

Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 – Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent...

Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 — Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used...

Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index

Fig. 1: Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index. (Agarwal et al, Red Journal, 2019) Credit: Elsevier

News | Radiation Therapy | April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 — A new study finds wide...

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Effective for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 — Ching-Jen Chen, M.D., of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health...

Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms
News | Brachytherapy Systems | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 — Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute,...

Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019

April 9, 2019 — Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation...

Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019

April 4, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon...

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill. Interview with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill.
 

Feature | April 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor and A.J. Connell

April 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website...

ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated...

Houston Methodist Hospital Acquires Focal One High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound System
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — EDAP TMS SA announced that Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to...