Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) includes using imaging during radiation therapy to direct and improve the precision and accuracy of the radiation treatment plan.

Feature | August 24, 2012

August 23, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is establishing an in-country subsidiary in South Korea. Varian Medical...

Training at the new International Competence Center.

Feature | August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) officially opened its International Competence Center (ICC) in...

Enhanced Patient Positioning System Aids Image Guided Radiation Therapy
Technology | July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 — Today, Brainlab officially unveils the new ExacTrac 6.0 patient positioning system, delivering key...

New Positioning System Facilitates Cancer Treatments

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

Case Study | July 24, 2012

Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85 percent of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian...

FDA Clears MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System
Technology | May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 — ViewRay Inc., a privately held medical device company, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Varian, Siemens Announce Global Collaboration

Siemens' Somatom Definition Flash CT system

News | April 26, 2012

April 25, 2012 – Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare today announced the signing of a strategic global...

VMAT reduces treatment times compared to IMRT, since gantry rotation, MLC movement and radiation delivery happen simultaneously, as with the Elekta VMAT above.

Feature | April 03, 2012 | Michael Gensheimer, M.D.; Mark Phillips, Ph.D. and Shilpen Patel, M.D.

In arc therapy, a linear accelerator gantry moves...

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

The Protura positioning system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and the linac to provide all-in-one motion management. The patient can be positioned with 6 degrees of freedom corrections from outside the treatment room.

Case Study | March 14, 2012

Each year, community cancer centers treat about 85% of cancer patients in the United States.1 Agnesian HealthCare...

RT Patient Positioning: Precision Makes the Difference

This Protura positioning system is set up for an SBRT treatment, which requires precise positioning.

Feature | March 14, 2012 | Mary Beth Nevulis

Radiotherapy (RT) as a way to treat cancer is growing as a field, now that its accuracy has been improving. One...

$45 Million Investment Accelerates Development of ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System
News | March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012 — ViewRay said it received $45 million in new financing to help speed development of its magnetic...

Feature | January 31, 2012 | Helen Kuhl

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) emerged as a new way to treat patients in the late 1990s and garnered...

Case Study | September 09, 2011

Sponsored by Accuray

Dr. Lyle Harrison is no stranger to the challenges of delivering healthcare to patients...

Feature | September 09, 2011 | David Shepard, M.D., Director of Medical Physics, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, Wash.

In radiation therapy, the use of rotational beam delivery provides greater flexibility in shaping radiation dose...

Images (left,1, & below): adoption of SBRT for spinal irradiation to nonspinal bone metastases (2, 4) standard AP/PA (1, 3)

Feature | June 29, 2011 | By Ke Sheng, Ph.D.; Wensha Yang, Ph.D.; David Wilson, M.D.; Siddharth Saraiya, and Paul Read, M.D., Ph.D.

In the United States, approximately 1.53 million people were diagnosed with cancer and more than 569,000 died of the...

News | May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 - The core technology of ViewRay Inc., a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and...

News | March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 – The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) in Madison, Wis., will soon become one of...

Technology | January 06, 2011

Siemens CT Vision image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system combines a Siemens linac and a computed...

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News | November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010 — The IM-RealART Solution is one of the first real-time adaptive radiation therapy...

News | November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010 — The Vero stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) system offers dynamic tumor-tracking and...

News | November 01, 2010

November 1, 2010 – Two medical companies have entered into a joint technology developing and marketing...