Radiation Oncology

  • Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system, its new device for cancer treatment. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), according to the...

  • In the battle against metastatic prostate cancer, the removal of lymph node metastases using image-guided surgery may have a high clinical impact on outcomes. Researchers at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) demonstrated preclinically that...

  • The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released a statement last week strongly opposing the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released by the White House. The association said these substantial reductions in support for medical...

  • February 27, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced that the company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.

  • In the featured article from the February 2017 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers document the first-in-human application of a new imaging agent to help find prostate cancer in both early and advanced stages and plan treatment. The study indicates that the new agent — a...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced recently that the first cancer patients have been treated using the company's...

Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 — Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term...

El Camino Hospital to Offer Calypso 4-D Localization System
News | Radiation Therapy | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.) announced the installation of a new Calypso 4-D...

Eight Proton Therapy Centers Worldwide Adopt RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — RaySearch Laboratories reported that eight additional...

Electronic Brachytherapy Comparable to Mohs Surgery in Early-Stage Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Rates of recurrence in early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) patients were virtually identical...

ACR Updates Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Guidance With ASTRO and AAPM
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently collaborated with professional medical societies to...

News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected three new officers...

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Opens Temporary Radiotherapy Vault
News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — RAD Technology Medical Systems announced their most recent project at Glendale Adventist Medical...

IBA to Install Proton Therapy Facility at Inova Schar Cancer Institute
News | Proton Therapy | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Inova recently signed a contract for a two-room Proteus Plus...

Synergy Radiology Associates Employs UroNav Fusion Biopsy System for Better Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
News | Biopsy Systems | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Radiologists from Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA) in Houston are using the power of 3-D medical...

Proton International and Beaumont Health Open Michigan's First Proton Therapy Facility
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Proton International (PI) and Beaumont Health recently opened the state’s first...

ASTRO Updates Insurance Coverage Recommendations for Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for...

PET/CT Tracer Identifies Vulnerable Lesions in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Example of a patient with an upper left lung NSCLC: A: FDG; B: FDG PET/CT; C: Planning radiotherapy based on FDG (66Gy) with BTVm (GTV), CTV and PTV; D: PET FMISO E: FMISO PET/CT; F: boost based on the FMISO PET (76Gy) with BTVh (biological hypoxic target volume) and PTV boost. Credit: QuantIF – LITIS EA 4108 – FR CNRS 3638, Henri Becquerel Cancer Center, Rouen, France

News | PET-CT | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Fluorine-18 (18F)-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) is a positron emission tomography (PET)...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — Elekta and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have initiated installation of Elekta’s MR-linac, an...

Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System
Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the...

Surgery and High-Dose SBRT Radiation Can Be Combined to Treat Kidney Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reporting the findings of the first clinical trial to...

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Sponsored Content | Case Study | Treatment Planning | July 05, 2017

Recently, the oncology department needed to update its...

Elekta’s MR-linac integrates an advanced linear accelerator and a 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system

Elekta’s MR-linac integrates an advanced linear accelerator and a 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Combined, these systems will allow for simultaneous radiation therapy delivery and high-field MR tumor monitoring.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

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Feature | Treatment Planning | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

While radiation oncologists have a number of proven techniques at their disposal for treating patients, the reality...

First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health...

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