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.

Mirada Medical Releases DLCExpert for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning
Technology | Treatment Planning | February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 — U.K.-based medical imaging software provider Mirada Medical has released DLCExpert, the first...

Axumin PET Agent Added to NCCN Guidelines for Suspected Recurrent Prostate Cancer
News | PET Imaging | February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced that Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection has been added to the...

Mitchell Cancer Institute Selects RayStation for TomoTherapy Planning
News | Treatment Planning | February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 — The University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in Mobile, Ala., has selected...

Radiography Education Enrollment Shows Marginal Rise in 2017
News | Radiology Business | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — Directors of radiography ...

CyberKnife System Provides Long-Lasting Pain Relief for Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — Accuray Inc. recently announced that data from a...

Varian Acquires Mobius Medical Systems
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | February 06, 2018

February 6, 2018 – Varian announced it has acquired privately-held Mobius Medical Systems, a...

PSMA PET-CT Clearly Differentiates Prostate Cancer from Benign Tissue

68Ga-PSMA PET/CT images showing multifocal PCA in peripheral zone with GS of 5 1 5 5 10. (A and C) Axial PET images. (B and D) Fused PET/CT images. SUVmax of lesion in B was 84.3 and that of lesion in D was 5.7. IRS was 3, and 80% of cells were stained. Credit: Senior author V Prasad, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

News | PET-CT | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Using nuclear...

Microbubbles Make Breast Cancer More Susceptible to Radiation Therapy
News | Women's Health | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three-times more sensitive...

​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018
News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018

World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. 4 to raise awareness and education in the media, governments and...

RayStation Selected for India’s First Proton Center
News | Proton Therapy | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – Apollo Hospitals, Asia´s foremost integrated healthcare provider, has selected RayStation for a...

Varian Signs Agreement to Acquire Sirtex
News | Radiation Therapy | January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 — Varian Medical Systems announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares...

The Future of Radiation Oncology

This PET/CT shows metastasis of tumors, taken with the Philips TruFlight Select.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 31, 2018 | By Emily Clemons

Technological and scientific advances in radiation oncology are allowing practitioners to put patients first in...

Elekta and IBM Watson Health Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Oncology
News | Oncology Diagnostics | January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 – Elekta announced it is collaborating with IBM Watson Health to offer Watson for Oncology with...

RayStation Selected for London's Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital
News | Treatment Planning | January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018 — Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, U.K., has chosen RayStation as the sole...

Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Standard-of-Care Treatment
News | Lung Cancer | January 29, 2018

January 23, 2018 — Despite decades of clinical research establishing chemotherapy with thoracic...

Advaxis Immunotherapy Offers Potential Combo Treatment for Anal Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 — Advaxis Inc. (NASDAQ:ADXS), a late-stage biotechnology immunotherapy company announced that data...

IBA Announces First Patient Treated with Proteus PLUS in The Netherlands
News | Proton Therapy | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 –  IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has announced that the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG...

Age Impacts Post-treatment Mortality for Early-stage Lung Cancer Patients

Image courtesy of Henri Becquerel Cancer Center

News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018  — A University of Colorado Cancer Center...

ASTRO and ASCO Launch New Cancer Care Quality Registry
News | Radiation Therapy | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer...

First Hospitals Achieve Inter-System Connectivity Across Accuray Radiation Therapy Platforms
News | Radiation Therapy | January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 — Accuray Inc. announced recently that the Heidelberg University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany,...