Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a type of radiation therapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelorators to treat a malignant tumor or specific areas of a tumor.

NEJM Exposes Overuse of Radiation Therapy Services When Urologists Profit Through Self-Referral
Feature | October 24, 2013
October 24, 2013 — A comprehensive review of Medicare claims for more than 45,000 patients from 2005 through 2010 found...
 Best Medical Expansion Radiation Therapy Acquisitions
News | April 08, 2013
  April 8, 2013 — TeamBest companies are planning for a major expansion by diversifying its area of expertise and...
Radiation Therapy Prostate Cancer VMAT IMRT
Feature | February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013 — According to a clinical study...
IMRT Use Grows, But Cost Challenges Loom

Varian's Trilogy linear accelerator.

Feature | September 05, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
The external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) market has been active in recent months, with advances in techniques, devices and...

A CyberKnife treatment plan for lung cancer.

Feature | September 05, 2012 | Joost Nuyttens, M.D., Ph.D.
The preferred treatment for patients with operable lung cancer is surgical resection. However, many lung cancer...
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 July...
News | May 03, 2012
May 3, 2012 — Accuray Inc. announced the launch of the Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence (PACE) study, an...

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 in...
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 reason...
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 in rural...
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...
News | September 01, 2011
September 1, 2011 – A recent study featured in the newly released Journal of Urology dispels the myth that physicians'...
News | July 25, 2011
July 18, 2011 — The new releases of Elekta's XiO treatment planning system and Focal contouring system (v. 4.62) will...
Technology | May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011 - Elekta and ScandiDos AB have entered into a non-exclusive global agreement to distribute ScandiDos's...
News | March 11, 2011
March 11, 2011 - The prospect of increasing radiation therapy treatment speed using dynamic, arc-based radiation...
News | March 07, 2011
March 7, 2011 – Accuray, a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, and TomoTherapy Inc., creator of radiation...

Elekta's Precise treatment system

News | January 03, 2011
January 3, 2011 — Calypso Medical Technologies Inc., a developer of real-time localization technology used for the...