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.

Elekta Unity High-Field MR-Linac Receives CE Mark
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 — Elekta announced that its Elekta Unity...

Florida Hospital First in State to Adopt NeuroLogica's BodyTom Elite CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced that Florida Hospital in...

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Named Imaging Supplier for London Prostate Cancer Program
News | Prostate Cancer | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — Hitachi Medical Systems Europe has been awarded the contract to supply six...

Washington University in St. Louis Begins Clinical Treatments With ViewRay MRIdian Linac
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in...

PET/CT Changes Care for 59 Percent of Suspected Recurrent Prostate Cancer Cases
News | Prostate Cancer | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — A recently presented investigational clinical trial evaluated the impact of 18F fluciclovine...

Accuray TomoTherapy System Beneficial in Two Total Body Irradiation Studies
News | Radiation Therapy | June 13, 2018

June 12, 2018 — Recently published data from two new...

IsoRay Funding Brain Cancer Treatment Research With Ochsner Clinic Foundation
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 — IsoRay Inc. announced the initiation of research funding for brain cancer treatment to Ochsner...

News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — IsoRay Inc. announced the upcoming release of its Build-Blu delivery system for real-time prostate...

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

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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...