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.

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Transitioning to a new device vendor can provide improvements to outdated technology and workflow.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...
Rebrand reflects Volpara Health's mission to prevent advanced-stage breast cancer
News | Breast Imaging | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Volpara Solutions, a leader in AI-powered breast density assessment, announced that it has changed...
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are developing a noninvasive, accurate method to analyze a patient's tumor mutations and biomarkers to determine the best course of treatment.

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News | Lung Imaging | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Personalized treatment options for patients with lung cancer have come a long way in the past two...
Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its commitment to delivering Intelligent Cancer Care during the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) taking place virtually Oct. 24-31.
News | ASTRO | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Varian, a leading provider of cancer care technologies and solutions, continues to reinforce its...
Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System to Kunshan, China. The 15-ton compact accelerator, the heart of the proton therapy system, is the smallest of its kind and will be the first in China.

Mevion's compact accelerator module is lifted and placed on a truck for the first leg of its journey to China. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has shipped the accelerator module for the Mevion S250i...
Collaboration between ACR and Penn will facilitate translation of advanced computational algorithms into routine clinical use
News | Information Technology | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) announced a new...
Conducted by the University of Gothenburg, Lund University and the University of South Australia, the preclinical study found that dietary oat bran can offset chronic gastrointestinal damage caused by radiotherapy, contradicting long-held clinical recommendations.

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News | Radiation Therapy | October 07, 2020
October 7, 2020 — Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international ...
Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm.

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News | Breast Imaging | October 05, 2020
October 5, 2020 — A major study of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — a breast condition that can become...
ASTRO urges radiation oncology benefits management company eviCore to reconsider a move that requires shorter treatment regimens without regard for physician judgement

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News | Radiation Oncology | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — Radiation oncologists expressed serious concerns about a new private insurance coverage policy that...
Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand — particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups.

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News | Lung Imaging | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand —...
he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures (CMS-5527)” final rule.

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 — On Sept. 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Specialty...
Important milestone demonstrates the unrivalled experience, technological innovation and global market leadership of IBA and its clinical partners
News | Proton Therapy | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that more than 100,000 patients have now been treated...
RefleXion and Sofinnova Partners received the “Salus Partner Excellence in HealthTech Award” at the Convergence in Oncology Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The prize recognizes RefleXion and Sofinnova Partner’s vision and excellence in developing the disruptive biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) for treatment of cancer patients.
News | PET Imaging | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — RefleXion and Sofinnova Partners received the “Salus Partner Excellence in HealthTech Award” at...
Philips Azurion Lung Edition supports high precision diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy in one room
News | Lung Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Philips introduced Azurion Lung Edition, an advanced 3-D imaging and navigation platform to...
Final rule includes mandatory participation for nearly 1,000 practices and does not allow sufficient time for transition

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — In response to the September 18 announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (...
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from $7.2M in 2019 to $17M by 2030.

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Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 21, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new report published by P&S Intelligence, the global radiotherapy market is expected to expand from...
Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases are picked up before they begin to cause symptoms, according to a study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases...
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”. We have been virtualizing various aspects of our lives for many years, but the circumstances of this one has moved almost all of our lives into the virtual realm.

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Feature | Radiology Education | September 18, 2020 | By Jef Williams
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”. We have been...
Data from latest research presented at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 suggests COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 — Delays and cancellation of cancer treatments and other safety measures undertaken to minimize the...