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.

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...

Varian Launches Velocity 4.0 Cancer Imaging Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Varian announced a new version of its Velocity cancer imaging software that includes Rapidsphere, a...

First Patient Treated in Online Adaptive Radiotherapy Trial With CyberKnife System
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | April 06, 2018

April 6, 2018 — Accuray Inc. and Erasmus MC announced the first patient has been successfully treated using an...

First Patient Treated on Mevion's S250i Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — Mevion Medical Systems announced the treatment of the first patient in the world on the Mevion S250i...

ASTRO Updates Guidelines for Palliative Lung Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued an update to its clinical guideline for...

Combination Radiotherapy Beneficial in Treating Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — While there are many treatment options for men with...

Loyola Study Finds Medical Students Receive Little Formal Instruction in Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018

March  26, 2018 — Medical school students receive little formal instruction in...

MRIdian Linac Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. recently announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese...

ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the...

In scans of a 62-yr-old man with Gleason 4+3 PCa treated with radical prostatectomy, with rising PSA level (1.32) and PSA doubling time of 3.7 months, 64CuCl2-PET/CT images revealed 2 positive small left iliac lymph nodes (A,C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B,D) was negative (arrows).

In scans of a 62-yr-old man with Gleason 4+3 PCa treated with radical prostatectomy, with rising PSA level (1.32) and PSA doubling time of 3.7 months, 64CuCl2-PET/CT images revealed 2 positive small left iliac lymph nodes (A,C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B,D) was negative (arrows). Image courtesy of A Piccardo et al., Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

News | Prostate Cancer | March 07, 2018

An Italian study featured in the March...

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

Feature | Proton Therapy | March 06, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Proton therapy has experienced major growth in the last decade, but that growth seems to have slowed slightly in...