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.

he latest version of ASiR is being positioned for its ability to significantly reduce patient radiation dose during CT exams while achieving a reconstruction speed similar to that of conventional analytical reconstruction using filtered back projection.

Efficiency and patient comfort both factor into value-based imaging. But it was not the initial reason behind the development of iterative reconstruction. GE Healthcare originally planned to market Adaptive Statistical iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) as the means for improving image quality. The latest version of ASiR is being positioned for its ability to significantly reduce patient radiation dose during CT exams while achieving a reconstruction speed similar to that of conventional analytical reconstruction using filtered back projection. (Graphic from GE Healthcare Image Gallery)

Blog | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 05, 2018

What something does is more important than what it is. This is common knowledge in consumer electronics.

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Raysearch RayStation
Feature | Radiation Therapy | June 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane

Treatment planning systems are at the heart of r...

Lung Decision Precision
News | Lung Cancer | June 04, 2018

For smokers and former smokers, the threat of lung cancer always lurks in the shadows.

To flush it out of the...

Beaumont Researchers Invent New Mode of Proton Treatment for Lung Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 — Members of Beaumont Health’s...

More Than 60 Percent of Patients Seeking Proton Therapy Initially Denied Coverage
News | Proton Therapy | May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 — The Alliance for Proton Therapy Access has released a national report revealing the heavy emotional...

News | Treatment Planning | May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 — Daniela Schmitt, Ph.D., took top honors in the overall category of the 2018 TROG Plan Study:...

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — The Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) in Padua, Italy, has acquired MILabs’ latest-generation...

New Studies Highlight MRI Use for Prostate Cancer Screening and Management
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — Three new studies presented at the 113th annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA)...

Mercy Signs Multi-System, Multi-Hospital Agreement for Accuray Radiotherapy Systems
News | Radiation Therapy | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Accuray Inc. signed a multi-system, multi-hospital agreement with Mercy for the acquisition of...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 — Blue Earth Diagnostics signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Scintomics GmbH, Germany, a...

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Screening
News | Prostate Cancer | May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted a...

Metal artifact reduction led to a 20 percent increase in the planning target volume (PTV) in this prostate cancer case from Henry Ford Health System. The volume of the healthy bladder tissue to be spared was also reduced by 4 percent.

Metal artifact reduction led to a 20 percent increase in the planning target volume (PTV) in this prostate cancer case from Henry Ford Health System. The volume of the healthy bladder tissue to be spared was also reduced by 4 percent.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Computed tomography (CT) has long been the...

MedStar Georgetown Conducts World's First Hyperscan Proton Therapy Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — For the first time, cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region have access to...

Designed to support a broad range of planning and delivery technologies, SunCheck 2.0 streamlines and standardizes workflows, allowing greater overall focus on patient safety.
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — Sun Nuclear Corp. released significant new functionality for its SunCheck Platform for patient and...

RayStation Users Win Inaugural Treatment Planning World Championships
News | Treatment Planning | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — In the first World Championships of Treatment Planning, arranged by...

Brainlab Introduces New Hi-Res Planning Algorithm for VersaHD
News | Treatment Planning | April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 — Brainlab announced the implementation of a software solution that can achieve better...

Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the...

This image, taken with Canon's Aquilion One, shows a lung with metastases from bowel cancer.

This image, taken with Canon’s Aquilion One, shows a lung with metastases from bowel cancer. Image courtesy of Canon.

Feature | Lung Cancer | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis

In recent years, low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening has emerged as a proven, effective method to detect...