Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses radiation therapy to treat cancer. The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapybrachytherapyimage guided radiation therapy (IGRT)focused ultrasoundstereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

The FLASH Effect significantly improves the therapeutic ratio for curing cancer

The FLASH Effect significantly improves the therapeutic ratio for curing cancer

News | Radiation Oncology | July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 — IntraOp Medical Corporation announced that Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV, Switzerland) enrolled...
Recommendations address when and how radiation therapy should be used and outline best practices for patient-centered care

Figure 1. The guideline also includes treatment algorithms for initial local management (Figure 1) and local management following an unplanned excision (Figure 2).

News | Radiation Therapy | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance on...
Radiation oncologists urged Congress to reverse proposed CMS cuts and create more equity in access to cancer treatments

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 — A record number of radiation oncologists met with Congressional leaders and staff last week as part of...
The 15-ton compact accelerator is lifted into the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy St. Louis. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 15-ton compact accelerator is lifted into the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy St. Louis. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Radiation Oncology | July 21, 2021
July 23, 2021 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has delivered the 15-ton compact accelerator to Mercy Hospital...
Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly...
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) displayed the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems (OPPS/ASC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (CMS-1753-P), which includes proposals related to the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — On July 19, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) displayed the CY 2022 Hospital...
ASTRO just issued the following statement in response to the Radiation Oncology Model update in yesterday's HOPPS proposed rule, which compounds significant and detrimental cuts to the cancer care specialty in the proposed 2022 MPFS

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News | Radiation Therapy | July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021 — In response to consecutive weeks of proposed Medicare payment cuts to radiation oncology cancer care,...
Artificial intelligence-powered diagnostic tool spots asymptomatic prostate cancer in seconds

(L-R) Associate Professor Peter Brotchie (St Vincent's), Dr Ruwan Tennakoon (RMIT), Professor John Thangarajah (RMIT), Dr Mark Page (St Vincent's). Image courtesy of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

News | Prostate Cancer | July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021 — Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of death by cancer in Australian men....
Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Ph.D. — the director of medical physics at WVU — led a task group to help ensure the accuracy of data that dictates a cancer patient's radiation therapy.

Ramon Alfredo Siochi, director of medical physics at West Virginia University. Image courtesy of WVU Photo/Aira Burkhart

News | Radiation Oncology | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — Just as helicopter traffic reporters use their "bird's eye view" to route drivers around roadblocks...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. The ACR has created this initial review of provisions within the MPFS proposed rule that may impact radiology or radiation oncology.

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News | Radiology Business | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2022 Medicare...
In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volum

In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volume. Image courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — MRI-guided focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles can open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and...
NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care

NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — NeuroLogica Corp. announced that its state-of-the-art OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD...
 The numbers of cancer screening tests rebounded sharply in the last quarter of 2020, following a dramatic decline in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at one large hospital system in the Northeastern United States. These findings were released in a study published in Cancer Cell. The research also found an increase in racial and socioeconomic disparities among users of some screening tests during the pandemic.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021 — The numbers of cancer screening tests rebounded sharply in the last quarter of 2020, following a...
Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate cancer screening, as current methods result in overdiagnoses and excessive and unnecessary biopsies. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, which is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, indicates that screening by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted biopsies could potentially cut overdiagnoses by half.

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News | Prostate Cancer | July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021 — Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate cancer screening, as current methods result in...
To help enhance the images and information provided to clinicians for radiation oncology treatment planning, GE Healthcare will integrate Spectronic Medical’s AI-based software with its industry leading AIR Recon DL technology
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021 — GE Healthcare announced the integration of Spectronic Medical AB AI-based software[1] for more precise...
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host in-person Annual Meeting in Chicago, October 24-27

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News | ASTRO | July 08, 2021
July 8, 2021 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 63rd Annual Meeting,...

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Feature | Treatment Planning | July 07, 2021 | Information provided by Grand View Research
The rapid increase in global cancer prevalence is driving the demand for innovative and accurate oncology treatment...
Due to dangerous implications for years to come, facilities must increase efficiency and capacity for breast cancer care to recover from the impact of COVID-19

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Feature | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2021 | By Ananth Ravi, Ph.D.
The challenges faced by hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted cancer care. While the...
The study investigates targeted drug delivery by focused ultrasound for pancreatic cancer

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News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — The University of Oxford announced commencement of enrollment for the Phase I PanDox study of...
The RefleXion X1 is the world’s first biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) machine that’s expected to improve treatment and expand options for patients with metastatic disease, where few treatments are currently available.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 —  UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will be the first cancer center in the eastern United States, and one of...