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.

New Data Demonstrates Safety Profile of GammaTile Therapy for Various Brain Tumors
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019 — GT Medical Technologies Inc. announced the presentation of clinical data from a prospective study of...
Black Men Less Likely to Adopt Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 — A new study reveals black men are less likely than white men to adopt an active surveillance strategy...
University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA
News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 – IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has...
ASTRO Applauds New Prior Authorization Legislation
News | Radiation Therapy | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released a statement applauding Congress’s...
IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-...
RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform
News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 — RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters...
A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing  synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of  the anatomy.

A set of synthetic CT images created from T1 and T2 weighted MR imaging of a prostate/rectum phantom at Henry Ford Hospital. The hospital is one of the research centers developing synthetic CT imaging for treatment planning to avoid the need for CT scans of a patient just for treatment planning purposes when they already have a more detailed soft tissue MRI exam of the anatomy.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | May 29, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Accuray Radixact

Accuray Radixact

Feature | Radiation Therapy | May 29, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
While radiation therapy as a discipline...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Therapy | May 29, 2019
The so-called “Grey Tsunami” of baby boomers using healthcare services isn’t taking the Radiation Medicine Program at...
Improved Imaging for Prostate Cancer Could Lead to More Effective Treatment

The picture shows that time series signal is extracted from a series of ultrasound frames for classification. Each patch across a number of frames inside the prostate is classified into either cancerous or normal tissue. The image at the lower right corner shows the overall result for those frames. Image courtesy of Pingkun Yan and researchers from NIH, University of British Columbia and Queens University.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 — Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to improve imaging methods in order to make...
Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carrie Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new...
Varian Acquiring Cancer Treatment Services International
News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 — Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire India’s Cancer...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
This is a walk through of the ViewRay MRIdian MRI-guided radiotherapy system installed at ...
New Method Improves Ability to Measure and Maximize Radiation Therapy Dose
News | Radiation Therapy | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 — Delivering just the right dose of...
Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F))...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019
At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-...