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.

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News | Clinical Trials | November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019 — Theragnostics, which is developing innovative radiopharmaceuticals to improve cancer diagnosis and...
Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent months to urge the Agency to adjust its proposed radiation oncology advanced alternative payment model (RO Model)

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News | Radiation Oncology | November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 — Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle issued a series of oversight letters to the...
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News | Artificial Intelligence | November 07, 2019
November 7, 2019 — Mirada Medical, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software for the treatment of cancer...
Liver cancer tumor scanning using an MRI
News | Proton Therapy | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 – Two new studies support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Clariscan, a macrocyclic, ionic, gadolinium-based, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, expanding the GE Healthcare portfolio
News | Contrast Media | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Clariscan, a macrocyclic, ionic, gadolinium...
Advanced Radiation Therapy Upgrades AccuBoost Digital Brachytherapy Platform
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, Sept. 15-18 in Chicago,...
ASTRO and ACR Update Practice Parameters for Radiation Therapy Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | October 22, 2019
David Sjostrom, Ph.D., deputy chief physicist, Herlev Hospital, Department of Oncology, Division of Radiotherapy,...
MD Anderson and Varian Partner to Optimize Radiation Oncology Treatment
News | Treatment Planning | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian announced a new strategic collaboration...
GE Healthcare and Theragnostics Partnering on PSMA PET/CT Imaging Agent
News | Prostate Cancer | October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 — GE Healthcare and Theragnostics have entered into a global commercial partnership for a new prostate...
Low four-year rates of gastrointestinal (13.6 percent) and urologic issues (7.6 percent) suggest hypofractionated proton therapy as an alternative to traditional radiotherapy to reduce toxicity.

Low four-year rates of gastrointestinal (13.6 percent) and urologic issues (7.6 percent) suggest hypofractionated proton therapy as an alternative to traditional radiotherapy to reduce toxicity.

Feature | Prostate Cancer | October 16, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Radiation therapy is an important tool in the clinician’s armamentarium for treatment of localized, early-stage...
Videos | Radiation Oncology | October 11, 2019
Lorraine Drapek, DNP, nurse practitioner, radiation oncology, GI service, Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 08, 2019
Kristin Higgins, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology, Emory Clinic at the Winship Cancer Institute, explains...
Patient Treatments With ViewRay's MRIdian Linac Begin in New England
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 08, 2019
October 8, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced today that patient treatments are scheduled to begin in Boston with ViewRay's...
ProTom International received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Radiance 330 proton therapy system
News | Proton Therapy | October 07, 2019
ProTom International received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Radiance 330...
Videos | Prostate Cancer | September 30, 2019
Bill Hartsell, M.D., medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in Warrenville, Ill., discusses the...
eBook on Hypofractionation in the Age of Value-based Care

eBook on Hypofractionation in the Age of Value-based Care

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Therapy | September 30, 2019
Hypofractionated and ultrahypofractionated radiation therapy — increasing dose per fraction to enable significantly...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2019
Candice Johnstone, M.D., MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin explains the need for palliative radiotherapy and patient...
AI Accurately Predicts Radiotherapy Side Effects for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
News | Artificial Intelligence | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — For the first time, a sophisticated computer model has been shown to accurately predict two of the...