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.

Videos | Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019
This is an example of the Mirada DLCExpert deep learning software that automatically identifies organs, segments and...
First Cancer Patient Treated With Accuray Radixact System With Synchrony Motion Tracking
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Physicians at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Clinical Cancer Center in...
Videos | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 21, 2019
This is a quick demonstration of the Varian Identify image-guided patient positioning system at the American...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019
This is a lung cancer tumor radiotherapy treatment plan for the Accuray CyberKnife system demonstrated at the American...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 21, 2019
This is a quick walk around of a mobile 32-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner used for surgery, brachytherapy and...
Improved Imaging Technique Could Increase Chances of Prostate Cancer Survival
News | Prostate Cancer | August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019 — According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in nine men will be diagnosed with...
MRIdian System Limits Early Toxicity for Prostate Cancer Without Implanted Markers
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced the acceptance of publication by the International Journal of Radiation...
First GammaTile Therapy Case Completed in Arizona
News | Radiation Therapy | August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019 — HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to begin offering...
Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro
Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Drug Accelerates Blood System's Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy

Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications

News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 — A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and...
Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality

Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD

News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 — Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the...
First Patient Enrolled in World's Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial
News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 — Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE...
Efficacy of Isoray's Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medical...
MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center

The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec.

News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019 ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center...
Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is...
IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019
August 6, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a...
The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.

The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 

Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website from...
Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019
News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019
August 2, 2019 — Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance...
Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Power injectors can improve efficiency and patient safety, for example, ensuring that contrast agent is not wasted due to the lack of a saline bolus. Image courtesy of Lior Molvin

Sponsored Content | Blog | Contrast Media | July 31, 2019
Patient safety and operational efficiency are behind the development of modern contrast media, selection and...
Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s...