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.

"Initial report of a randomized trial comparing conventional- vs conventional plus fluciclovine (18F) PET/CT imaging-guided post-prostatectomy radiotherapy for prostate cancer" was presented by Ashesh Jani, M.D., Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, at ASTRO20
News | PET Imaging | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — Adding the advanced PET radiotracer fluciclovine to conventional imaging to help guide radiation...
A randomized phase II/III study comparing 24Gy in 2 stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) fractions versus 20Gy in 5 conventional palliative radiotherapy (CRT) fractions for patients with painful spinal metastases was presented by Arjun Sahgal, M.D., University of Toronto, today at ASTRO20
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — A new study shows using fewer and higher doses of high-precision radiation therapy is a more...
iCAD showcasing expanded Xoft Platform including Single-Fraction IORT Solution for brain and early-stage breast cancer tumors
News | Brachytherapy Systems | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — iCAD, Inc. announced the Company will showcase the expanded platform for the Xoft Axxent Electronic...
Nearly 40 MRIdian-focused presentations will be part of the ASTRO Scientific Sessions
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 — ViewRay, Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian Linac MRI-guided radiation therapy system will be...
Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. In a retrospective trial of more than 200 patients, mini-strokes were significantly less common among patients who underwent proton therapy versus conventional photon-based radiation therapy. Proton therapy patients also experienced fewer heart attacks.
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced...
RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a new modality for treating all stages of cancer, will present eight clinical abstracts evaluating the use of its novel technology at the virtual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting, Oct. 24-28.
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as a...
Radiation Oncology Orchestrator (IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology) and Practice Management can reduce the time from patient referral to the start of treatment by up to half
News | Radiation Oncology | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 —Philips, a global leader in health technology, will showcase its latest advances in radiation...
During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting a range of solutions clinics can leverage to ensure continuity for their Quality Management programs.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 — During the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting, taking place online October 23-29, Sun Nuclear is highlighting...
A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how patients whose prostate cancer recurs after prostatectomy are treated. The study will be featured in both the plenary session and press program of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how...
Conference programming for ASTRO20 began today, and runs through October 29 #ASTRO20
News | ASTRO | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — The American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting launched its Exhibit Hall...
The research evaluates the feasibility of biology-guided radiotherapy to treat metastatic cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy* (BgRT) as...
AI-powered premium large bore CT scanner offers industry’s largest bore and widest field-of-view
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 — An estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone. With a...
Be sure to register for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting, to be held October 24-28, 2020, via an interactive virtual platform. The meeting, Global Oncology: Radiation Therapy in a Changing World, will feature reports from the latest clinical trials; panels on global oncology, health disparities and the novel coronavirus; and an immersive attendee experience in a virtual convention center.
News | ASTRO | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — Be sure to register for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting,...
IBA showcases how its Proteus solutions and its network of clinical and industrial partners are shaping the future of proton therapy
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — IBA, a leading provider of proton therapy solutions, will highlight how its Proteus solutions as...
RaySearch Laboratories AB will demo its latest advances in oncology software at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 Annual Meeting
News | Radiation Oncology | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 — RaySearch will present recent and upcoming enhancements, as well as new functionality, in RayStation...
Recommendations address patient selection and treatment techniques for locally advanced disease

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News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides guidance...
On Oct. 21, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, tweeted that CMS will delay the Radiation Oncology Model’s launch from Jan. 1 to July 1 

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News | ASTRO | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — In response to the Oct. 21 announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
The FDA clearance, Quantib’s 6th to date, marks the first time a comprehensive AI prostate solution will be available to radiologists in the United States
News | Prostate Cancer | October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020 — Quantib, a market leader in artificial intelligence solutions for radiology, today announced that it...
When new installations are ordered, the DAS team at Bracco matches a specialist with the installation based on specialty, learning style and industry awareness. This approach was helpful at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., which just recently transitioned to the Bracco EmpowerCTA+ Injector System.
Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | October 20, 2020
Transitioning to a new device vendor can provide improvements to outdated technology and workflow. It also requires a...
Ezra, a NY-based startup transforming early cancer screening using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), announced that it has received FDA 510(k) premarket authorization for its Artificial Intelligence, designed to decrease the cost of MRI-based cancer screening, assisting radiologists in their analysis of prostate MRI scans. It is the first prostate AI to be cleared by the FDA.
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020 — Ezra, a NY-based startup transforming early cancer screening using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...