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. 

The Elekta Unity with 1.5T MRI embedded as a targeting system appeared at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas. The system is being sold in Europe and could soon enter the U.S. marketplace. (Photo courtesy of Elekta)

The Elekta Unity with 1.5T MRI embedded as a targeting system appeared at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Antonio, Texas. The system is being sold in Europe and could soon enter the U.S. marketplace. (Photo courtesy of Elekta)

Feature | ASTRO | October 20, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr
A linear accelerator combined with high-field MRI could soon be on the U.S. market. If U.S. regulators do as expected,...
The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018 – At the 2018 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Oct...
IBA's Proteus system and proton therapy solutions will be discussed at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO #ASTRO2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is sharing how hospitals can secure performance, investment and...
The Magnetom RT Pro edition for Magnetom Sola has an all-new magnet as well as a system architecture designed for extremely high performance and long-term stability.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 18, 2018
At the 60th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Oct. 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
myQA Daily is optimized for daily QA workflow efficiency.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 18, 2018
myQA Daily from IBA Dosimetry enables fast as well as high-quality daily linac QA. More measurement points allow more...
IBA Dosimetry Enters Interoperability Agreement With Varian for Dolphin Monitoring
News | Radiation Therapy | October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced it has entered into an agreement with Varian with the...
Boston Scientific Closes Acquisition of Augmenix Inc.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the close of its acquisition of Augmenix Inc., developer of the...
Varian Expands Cancer Care Portfolio With Noona Healthcare Acquisition
News | Patient Engagement | October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 — Varian announced the acquisition of privately-held software company Noona Healthcare, developer of a...
New Guideline for Prostate Cancer Supports Shortened Radiation Therapy
News | Prostate Cancer | October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 — Three prominent medical societies issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with...
ViewRay and Miami Cancer Institute Host Symposium on MR-Guided Radiation Therapy
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 05, 2018
October 5, 2018 — Leading oncology experts from around the world recently met to discuss the integration of magnetic...
RaySearch Releases Version 2B of  RayCare Oncology Information System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018 — RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its oncology information...
Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System Effective Long-Term for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 02, 2018
October 2, 2018 — Breast cancer recurrence rates for patients treated with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (...
CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates in Five or Fewer Sessions
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018 — Accuray Inc. announced that published data from two prospective, multi-center studies using...
RayStation Replacing Existing Treatment Planning System at Leeds Cancer Centre
News | Treatment Planning | September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018 — RaySearch recently strengthened its position in the U.K. market with a major order for the...
Turkish Hospital Begins MR-Guided Radiation Therapy With Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. announced that Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey has begun treating...
Tsuyama Chuo Proton Beam Center Treats First Patients With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018 — Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama Prefecture, southwest Japan, has commenced clinical use of...
The IBA Proteus Plus proton therapy radiation therapy system.

The IBA Proteus Plus.

Feature | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
As one of the more precise methods of delivering radiation therapy for cancer treatment, proton therapy has grown at a...
IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan
News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the...
MIM Software Inc. Collaborating With Radialogica to Provide Monte Carlo Dose Calculation
News | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 — MIM Software Inc. announced its intention to collaborate with Radialogica to provide an integrated,...
Varian Showcases Advanced Cancer Care Solutions at AAPM 2018
News | Radiation Therapy | July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018 — Varian announced it will be showcasing its advanced cancer care solutions, including a new version of...