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 Dosimetry Launches SmartScan Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning Solution
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the market launch of its new SmartScan solution at the 60th...
Technology | Radiation Therapy | July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018 — RaySearch will exhibit its latest advances in...
RaySearch Releases New Version of RayCare OIS
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 — RaySearch has released RayCare 2A, the latest version of its flagship...
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Now Clinical With RayStation and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 — MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., has begun patient treatments using the...
Elekta Unity High-Field MR-Linac Receives CE Mark
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018 — Elekta announced that its Elekta Unity...
RayStation Users Win Inaugural Treatment Planning World Championships
News | Treatment Planning | April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018 — In the first World Championships of Treatment Planning, arranged by...
Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the...
Varian Launches Velocity 4.0 Cancer Imaging Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 — Varian announced a new version of its Velocity cancer imaging software that includes Rapidsphere, a...
ASTRO Updates Guidelines for Palliative Lung Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | April 05, 2018
April 5, 2018 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued an update to its clinical guideline for the...
MRIdian Linac Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. recently announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry...
ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use...
The Future of Radiation Oncology

This PET/CT shows metastasis of tumors, taken with the Philips TruFlight Select.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 31, 2018 | By Emily Clemons
Technological and scientific advances in radiation oncology are allowing practitioners to put patients first in...
New Data Examines Potential Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction in Prostate Cancer Patients
News | Prostate Cancer | December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 — Humanetics Corp. presented data at the annual meetings of the American Society for Radiation...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017
Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product...
MR-Guided Radiotherapy Prolongs Median Survival for Inoperable, Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced outcomes data presented during the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the American...
Videos | Women's Health | October 23, 2017
William Hall, M.D., radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical...
Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 — Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug...
Elekta and Brainlab Offer Streamlined Workflow for Stereotactic Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017 — Elekta and Brainlab have reconfirmed their alliance for the integrated use of the Elekta Versa HD...
CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Long-Term Control of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that data from a prospective study of 230 men with low-risk...