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.

A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. 3D printed, additive manufacturing for medical imaging.

A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | April 29, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery

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Radiation Oncologists Say Prior Authorization Delays Patient Access to Cancer Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care...

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center Begins Breast Cancer Study Enrollment
News | Proton Therapy | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 — California Protons Cancer Therapy Center announced two major efforts representing significant steps...

Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 – Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent...

Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 — Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used...

Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index

Fig. 1: Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index. (Agarwal et al, Red Journal, 2019) Credit: Elsevier

News | Radiation Therapy | April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 — A new study finds wide...

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Effective for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 — Ching-Jen Chen, M.D., of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health...

Artificial Intelligence Performs As Well As Experienced Radiologists in Detecting Prostate Cancer
News | Artificial Intelligence | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 — University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed a new...

Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms
News | Brachytherapy Systems | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 — Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute,...

Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become the preferred radiation therapy option for patients with brain tumors at facilities like the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, pictured here

Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become the preferred radiation therapy option for patients with brain tumors at facilities like the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, pictured here. The technology is favored largely for its ability to precisely target tumors while sparing healthy tissue.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Brain tumors are some of the most complicated forms of cancer to treat due to their extremely sensitive location....

Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019

April 9, 2019 — Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation...

Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019

April 4, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon...

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill. Interview with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill.
 

Feature | April 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor and A.J. Connell

April 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website...

ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated...

Houston Methodist Hospital Acquires Focal One High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound System
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — EDAP TMS SA announced that Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to...

What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 — The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018,...

Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019

March 8, 2019 — Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the...