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.

Varian Outlines Strategy for AI-Driven Multimodality Adaptive Radiotherapy Suite
News | Radiation Therapy | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 — During a recent users meeting, Varian shared details of its development work on an...

Brainlab Introduces ExacTrac Dynamic at ASTRO 2018
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 — Brainlab unveiled ExacTrac Dynamic at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting...

Beaumont Hospital Cancer Institute Performs First Irradiation of Spot Scanning Proton Arc Therapy Plan
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 — IBA announced the first irradiation of a Spot Scanning Proton Arc (SPArc) plan at the Beaumont...

Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Optune’s electrical fields disrupt the multiplication of cancer cells by delivering alternating electric fields over the region where the disease is located.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | October 24, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

They are the most difficult forms of cancer to treat —...

Siris Medical Releases PlanMD Decision Support Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018 — Siris Medical Inc. announced the release of its new...

Fujifilm Unveils FCT Embrace CT System for Oncology
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently introduced the FCT Embrace...

Varian Introduces New ProBeam 360° Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Varian announced its new single-room...

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018.

Feature | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 23, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

With its shorter course of treatment,...

Combined Therapy Including Pelvic Lymph Node Radiation Provides Significant Benefit for Prostate Cancer Patients - late breaking study presented at ASTRO 2018.
News | Prostate Cancer | October 22, 2018

The first report of a large, international clinical trial shows that, for men who show signs of...

High-dose, High-precision Radiation Therapy Safe and Effective for Kidney Cancer Patients With Only One Kidney -  Renal SABR in patients with a solitary kidney: an individual-patient pooled analysis from the International Radiosurgery Oncology Consortium for Kidney (IROCK) at ASTR 2018.

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News | ASTRO | October 22, 2018

Treatment of renal cell carcinoma with stereotactic radiation therapy is as safe and effective for patients with one...

Fewer, larger individual doses of radiation lead to similar adverse effects to normal tissue after 10 years as with conventional radiation therapy for early breast cancer
News | ASTRO | October 22, 2018

In a 10-year study of women who received radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer, those receiving fewer...

Patients whose cancer has not spread far past the lungs may benefit from targeting tumor sites with radiation or surgery after initial treatment, according to ASTRO study
News | ASTRO | October 21, 2018

Adding radiation therapy or surgery to systemic therapy for stage IV lung cancer patients whose cancer has spread to...

DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ, radiation therapy, survival benefit, Brigham and Women's Hospital study. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

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News | ASTRO | October 21, 2018

A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast...

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – At the 2018 American Society of...

IBA's Proteus system and proton therapy solutions will be discussed at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO #ASTRO2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is sharing how hospitals can secure performance, investment and...

myQA Daily is optimized for daily QA workflow efficiency.
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 18, 2018

myQA Daily from IBA Dosimetry enables fast as well as high-quality daily...

IBA Dosimetry Enters Interoperability Agreement With Varian for Dolphin Monitoring
News | Radiation Therapy | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced it has entered into an agreement with Varian with the...