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.

Trends in Overall Cancer Mortality Rates by Sex, United States, 1930 to 2017. Rates are age adjusted to the 2000 US standard population

Trends in Overall Cancer Mortality Rates by Sex, United States, 1930 to 2017. Rates are age adjusted to the 2000 US standard population. Chart courtesy of the American Cancer Society

News | Radiation Oncology | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2 percent drop from...
prostate cancer study
News | Prostate Cancer | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — Researchers at Radboud university medical center have developed a "deep learning" system that is...
Professor Samer Ezziddin, M.D., from Saarland University/Saarland University Hospital.

Professor Samer Ezziddin, M.D., from Saarland University/Saarland University Hospital. Image courtesy of Saarland University/Thorsten Mohr

 

News | Prostate Cancer | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — When a non-scientist tries to imagine a scientist, the image that often arises is one of a somewhat...
Accuray CyberKnife
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced today data from a prospective study which showed that at five years,...
Lung cancer patients who are inactive prior to chemoradiation are less likely to tolerate treatment and more likely to see their cancer return
News | Lung Imaging | January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 — Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing...
Six of the top 20 radiotherapy stories in 2019 involved proton therapy. This includes two video inetrviews shot during a site visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburb of Warrenville, Ill.

Six of the top 20 radiotherapy stories in 2019 involved proton therapy. This includes two video inetrviews shot during a site visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburb of Warrenville, Ill.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 3, 2020 — Here is the top 20 pieces of radiation oncology content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) website...
prostate cancer UCL study
News | Prostate Cancer | January 03, 2020
January 3, 2020 — Nearly one in six deaths from prostate cancer could be prevented if targeted screening was introduced...
Artificial intelligence was by far the hottest topic in both radiology and radiation oncology in 2019, and AI is the subject of 8 of the top 2019 ITN videos. This image is a prostate treatment plan created autonomously by an AI algorithm from RaySearch and is the subject of the No. 2 video on the list. Deep learning in radiology and radiation oncology.

Artificial intelligence was by far the hottest topic in both radiology and radiation oncology in 2019, and AI is the subject of 8 of the top 2019 ITN videos. This image is a prostate treatment plan created autonomously by a machine learning algorithm from RaySearch and is the subject of the No. 2 video on the list. 

Feature | December 30, 2019
Here are the top 20 best performing videos posted on the Imaging Technology News website (ITN) from the past year,...
The AIP's RAIDEN AI supercomputer

The AIP's RAIDEN AI supercomputer

News | Artificial Intelligence | December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence...
Ferrotran (formerly Combidex), based on Ferumoxtran-10, is the only contrast agent which can detect lymph node metastases as small as 2 mm diameter

Ferrotran (formerly Combidex), based on Ferumoxtran-10, is the only contrast agent which can detect lymph node metastases as small as 2 mm diameter. Standard MRI or CT are not able to detect lymph node metastases smaller than 7 – 8 mm. Since most of the oncologic patients are dying due to metastases, a precise diagnostic is of utmost importance. The detection of small metastases, combined with the very clear and contrast rich MRI image of Ferrotran, enables an earlier and more precise treatment. Therefore, Ferrotran gives the patient a much higher chance of recovery.

News | Prostate Cancer | December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019 — SPL Medical announced today that the first patient has been successfully diagnosed with suspected...
Beamscan MR for ViewRay MRIdian and for Elekta Unity

Beamscan MR for ViewRay MRIdian and for Elekta Unity

News | Radiation Therapy | December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019 — The Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom provides a dedicated, fully equipped solution for beam...
radiation exposure triggers an immune response in the brain that severs connections between nerve cells
News | Clinical Trials | December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019 — One of the potentially life-altering side effects that patients experience after cranial...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Proton Therapy | December 16, 2019
Join Chris Toth, president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business, for a peek at the history of machine learning/AI in...
In connection with the collaboration, Elekta has committed to make an investment in ViewRay representing approximately 9.9 percent of the shares of ViewRay’s common stock
News | Radiation Therapy | December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 — Elekta announced that the company has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with ViewRay...
Timpanogos Cancer Services made history in Utah recently with the installation of the state's first Radixact System, the next-generation tomotherapy platform
News | Tomotherapy | December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 — Timpanogos Cancer Services made history in Utah recently with the installation of the state's first...
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to confirm radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, M.D., FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
News | Radiation Oncology | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 —The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the U.S. Senate for voting today to...
Philips launches Azurion with FlexArm to set new standard for the future of image-guided procedures

Philips launches Azurion with FlexArm to set new standard for the future of image-guided procedures.

News | Radiology Imaging | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 — Philips and the Regional Medical Center (RMC) announced a strategic 5-year partnership agreement...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro – two computed tomography (CT) systems from Siemens Healthineers that are dedicated for radiation therapy (RT) planning #RSNA19
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SOMATOM go.Sim and SOMATOM go.Open Pro...
UFHPTI expands its proton therapy capacity and treatment range with the Proteous One
News | Radiation Therapy | December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy...

Image courtesy of Elekta 

News | Radiation Therapy | December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides...