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. 

IBA Gathers Experts on Flash Irradiation During ASTRO
News | Proton Therapy | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA, held its third Victoria Consortium Meeting focusing on Flash...
Noninvasive Radioablation Offers Long-term Benefits to High-risk Heart Arrhythmia Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — Treating high-risk heart patients with a single, high dose of radiation therapy can dramatically...
Sun Nuclear Presents Portfolio of Independent Radiotherapy QA Solutions at ASTRO 2019

The PlanCheck module now part of SunCheck, automates plan quality checks, validates treatment plans against requirements, and automatically assesses plan performance versus intent.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, running Sept. 15-18 in...
Varian Unveils Ethos Solution for Adaptive Radiation Therapy
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, being held Sept. 15-18...
Long-term Hormone Therapy Increases Mortality Risk for Low-PSA Men After Prostate Surgery
News | Prostate Cancer | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — Secondary analysis of a recent clinical trial that changed the standard of care for men with...
The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers debuted two computed tomography (CT) systems dedicated to radiation therapy (...
Isoray to Spotlight Cesium-131 Advances at ASTRO Annual Meeting
News | Brachytherapy Systems | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — Isoray Inc. announced it will spotlight the growing cancer treatment applications of Cesium-131...
Akesis Galaxy SRS System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — The Akesis Galaxy, a gamma stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system with continuous 360-degree...
Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Portfolio at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — Philips will showcase its integrated radiation oncology portfolio at the American Society of...
RefleXion Highlights Novel Approach to Radiotherapy at ASTRO 2019

The RefleXion X1 Machine without the Gantry Cover. The patented technology incorporates PET imaging data, which enables tumors to continuously signal their location. Image courtesy of Reflexion Medical.

News | Radiation Therapy | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – Therapeutic oncology company RefleXion Medical announced it will showcase the RefleXion X1 Machine...
IBA Dosimetry Releases myQA Machines Software at ASTRO 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – IBA Dosimetry GmbH announced the launch of the new enhanced myQA Machines 2019 software...
ASTRO 2019 to Feature Clinical Experience and Patient Outcomes With Viewray MRIdian
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian and MRIdian Linac magnetic resonance imaging (...
RadCalc 3D Monte Carlo Calculations for Photons Begins Beta Testing
News | Radiation Therapy | September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 — RadCalc version 7.1 with the Monte Carlo 3-D module has been released for beta testing to members...
Accuray to Display Motion Synchronization Cancer Treatment Technologies at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Therapy | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — Accuray announced that it will showcase its motion-synchronization cancer treatment technologies at...
New Guideline Clarifies Role of Radiation Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides...
First Clinical Monte Carlo Photon Dose Planning Conducted in RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has treated its first patient using Monte Carlo photon...
Apollo MR3T Laser Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — LAP LLC announced its Apollo MR3T positioning laser for radiation therapy has received U.S. Food...
Civco Highlights Universal Couchtop ProForm at ASTRO 2019
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Civco will display its Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at the 2019 American...
Beginning with the 2019 meeting, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will begin transforming its annual meeting in several key ways

Expect changes at ASTRO 2019 and at ASTRO annual meetings to come over the next two years. Photo courtesy of ASTRO

Feature | ASTRO | August 30, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Beginning with the 2019 meeting, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will begin transforming its annual...
Xstrahl Launches SARRP Beamline for Pre-clinical Experiments
News | Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — X-ray therapy systems developer Xstrahl announced the launch of the new SARRP (small animal radiation...