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.

Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | July 31, 2019

Patient safety and operational efficiency are behind the development of modern contrast media, selection and...

Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to...

Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation
News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019 — Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following...

Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Research Program
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans...

Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019

July 17, 2019 — A recent study projects global market revenues for...

CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an...

AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay's MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts...

RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation...

Insightec's Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 — GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark...

IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019 — IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution...

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019

July 9, 2019 — New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that...