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.

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers.

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A few of the big takeaways from the American...

Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized...

Mirada Medical Showcases DLCExpert AI-Based Radiotherapy Contouring Software at ASTRO 2018
News | Treatment Planning | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — Medical imaging software company Mirada Medical showcased its DLCExpert at the recent American...

Prostate Brachytherapy Shows Low Incidence of Short-Term Complications
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 — A new analysis of nearly 600 men receiving...

Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018

Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio...

Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. ASTRO 2018 #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer.

News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to...

Radiation/Cisplatin Established as Standard of Care for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure human papilloma virus (...

Overall survival of metastatic patients with SABR presented at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an...

Prostate Radiotherapy Outcomes Better for African-Americans Than Caucasian Patients according to a study presented at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018
Feature | Prostate Cancer | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — While popular beliefs and population data suggest that African-American men are at higher risk of...

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO

The Reflexion combination PET-CT linac, on display at ASTRO 2018. The system uses PET radiotracer emissions to track tumors directly without the need for margins to account for respiratory motion. 

News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 - Displayed for the first time at...

ASTRO 2018 Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO18 #ASTRO
Feature | ASTRO | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 — The American Society for...

Videos | ASTRO | October 29, 2018

Anne Hubbard, MBA, director of health policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), gives an...

Victoria Advisory Committee for Proton Therapy Launched at ASTRO 2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — At the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, IBA announced the...

RaySearch Demonstrates New Machine Learning Applications at ASTRO
News | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — RaySearch exhibited its latest advances in oncology software at the 2018 American Society for...

Sun Nuclear Surpasses 100 Units Shipped Milestone With SRS MapCheck
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 — Sun Nuclear Corp. announced the 100th shipment of its new SRS MapCheck for...

Varian Outlines Strategy for AI-Driven Multimodality Adaptive Radiotherapy Suite
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 — During a recent users meeting, Varian shared details of its development work on an...