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. 

Aktina Medical Partners With Elekta for Global Distribution of Interlocking SRS Cones
News | Radiation Therapy | July 05, 2019
July 5, 2019 — Aktina Medical announced that Elekta Instrument AB, based in Sweden, will offer and distribute the...
RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019
July 2, 2019 — RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment...
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Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a critical component of radiation therapy delivery, primarily to ensure that the...
DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software
Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...
University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA
News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 – IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has...
ASTRO Applauds New Prior Authorization Legislation
News | Radiation Therapy | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released a statement applauding Congress’s...
IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-...
Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019
June 6, 2019 — Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220...
A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing  synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of  the anatomy.

A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of the anatomy.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | May 29, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Computed tomography (CT) has traditionally played an important role in the development of radiation therapy treatment...
Varian Acquiring Cancer Treatment Services International
News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 — Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire India’s Cancer...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019
At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the...
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 proton therapy...
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 decisions...
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 patient management solution to...
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...
ASTRO Applauds Introduction of PIMA Patient Protection Bill
News | Radiology Business | April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) hailed the introduction of federal legislation...
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...
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 its...
What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018,...
Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019
March 8, 2019 — Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination...