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.

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...

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

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

Generating Precise Treatment Plans

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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...

IBA and Philips Step Up Commercial Collaboration in Brazilian Proton Therapy Market
News | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — IBA and Philips announced in mid-June they are stepping up their combined effort for...

ASTRO Names 2017 Gold Medalists in Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017

July 3, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced the 2017 ASTRO Gold Medalists. Søren M...

News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 — IBA announced the accreditation of an International Competence Center (ICC) training course by the...

Multiple Uses for Gamma Knife to Drive Market Growth Through 2025
News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 — Due to its widespread success in treating several types of brain cancer, global market growth for...

Augmenix Announces First New Zealand Prostate Cancer Patient Treated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced that the first patient in New Zealand has been treated with SpaceOAR...

News | PACS | June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 — Medidata and Median Technologies announced a new collaboration to streamline the growth and use of...

ASTRO Issues Guideline for Stereotactic Radiation Use in Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Feature | Lung Cancer | June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical guideline for the...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Partners With RaySearch on RayCare OIS
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 — The Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has entered into an...

IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in...

Henry Ford Cancer Institute First in World to Install Viewray MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 — The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan – and first in the world – to offer...

A 77-year-old male with recurrent lymph node and pulmonary metastases detected by Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT but not by conventional imaging

A 77-year-old male with recurrent lymph node and pulmonary metastases detected by Ga-68 PSMA PET/CT but not by conventional imaging. Graphic courtesy of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

News | Prostate Cancer | June 15, 2017

An estimated one in seven American men will be affected by...