ASTRO

This page includes the latest news from the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), including news and video coverage from the society's annual meeting. ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy. 

Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018

ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the...

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 images show the initial tumor and enhancement areas due to the nanoparticles and the resulting outcomes following treatment.

Blog | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the radiation oncology technology advancement takeaways seen at the 2018...

The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018

Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared ...

This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for radiation therapy displayed for the first time since gaining FDA clearance in 2018. It was displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting. Read more about this system at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018

This is the Siemens Magnetom Sola RT edition 1.5T MRI system optimized for...

GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018

This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the ...

Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018

Genomics can be used to assess a patient's radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation...

The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

The patient’s wife changes the Optune array. Clinical trials indicate that the electrical fields emitted by Optune have the potential to lengthen the lives of patients with glioblastoma.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

Approximately 11,000 professionals attended the four-day meeting of the...

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

According to an industry...

150-Year-Old Drug Might Improve Radiation Therapy for Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | November 02, 2018

November 2, 2018 — A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more...

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers.

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A few of the big takeaways from the American...

Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized...

Mirada Medical Showcases DLCExpert AI-Based Radiotherapy Contouring Software at ASTRO 2018
News | Treatment Planning | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — Medical imaging software company Mirada Medical showcased its DLCExpert at the recent American...

Prostate Brachytherapy Shows Low Incidence of Short-Term Complications
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — A new analysis of nearly 600 men receiving...

Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018

Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio...