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.

ASTRO Updates Guidelines for Palliative Lung Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued an update to its clinical guideline for...

Combination Radiotherapy Beneficial in Treating Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — While there are many treatment options for men with...

Loyola Study Finds Medical Students Receive Little Formal Instruction in Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018

March  26, 2018 — Medical school students receive little formal instruction in...

MRIdian Linac Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. recently announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese...

ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the...

In scans of a 62-yr-old man with Gleason 4+3 PCa treated with radical prostatectomy, with rising PSA level (1.32) and PSA doubling time of 3.7 months, 64CuCl2-PET/CT images revealed 2 positive small left iliac lymph nodes (A,C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B,D) was negative (arrows).

In scans of a 62-yr-old man with Gleason 4+3 PCa treated with radical prostatectomy, with rising PSA level (1.32) and PSA doubling time of 3.7 months, 64CuCl2-PET/CT images revealed 2 positive small left iliac lymph nodes (A,C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B,D) was negative (arrows). Image courtesy of A Piccardo et al., Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

News | Prostate Cancer | March 07, 2018

An Italian study featured in the March...

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

Feature | Proton Therapy | March 06, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Proton therapy has experienced major growth in the last decade, but that growth seems to have slowed slightly in...

MD Anderson and RaySearch Partner to Advance Adaptive Radiation Therapy
News | Treatment Planning | February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018 — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and RaySearch Laboratories announced a new...

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...