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.

U.K.'s NICE Supports Use of Hydrogel Spacer in Prostate Cancer Treatement
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 08, 2017

September 8, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 08, 2017

The new Visicoil MR is a helically-wound, flexible linear fiducial marker. The Visicoil MR hollow core design and...

The IBA Proteus Plus

The IBA Proteus Plus.

Feature | Proton Therapy | September 08, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

As one of the more precise methods of delivering radiation therapy for cancer treatment,...

The forthcoming RayCare OIS from RaySearch will be web-based to more easily connect all members of the patient care team throughout a comprehensive cancer center

The forthcoming RayCare OIS from RaySearch will be web-based to more easily connect all members of the patient care team throughout a comprehensive cancer center.

Feature | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 08, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Cancer is perhaps the most highly personal, complex disease in our world today. While the various types of cancer...

Prof. Hans Langendijk, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UMCG

Hans Langendijk, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UMCG.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 08, 2017

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associate editor Jeff Zagoudis had the opportunity to interview AHRA President Jason Newmark, CRA, FAHRA, and CEO Ed Cronin.

You can watch Jeff’s entire interview with Newman and Cronin at http://bit.ly/2vI4kMc.

Blog | Proton Therapy | September 08, 2017

The ITN team recently attended the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA)’s 45th Annual Meeting and...

FDG-PET/CT Predicts Melanoma Patients' Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
News | PET-CT | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Advanced melanoma has a poor prognosis, but immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can be effective...

Augmenix Announces Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto Coverage for SpaceOAR Hydrogel
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 05, 2017

September 5, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced that Palmetto GBA LLC — the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)...

Penn Medicine to Host Fourth Annual Proton Therapy Training Course
News | Proton Therapy | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine, in...

China FDA Approves Xoft Axxent Balloon Applicators for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced that the company’s Xoft Axxent balloon applicators have received approval from...

German Team Optimizing Therapy Planning for Cancers of the Liver
News | Interventional Radiology | August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 — Radioembolization is a...

Insightec Announces Expanded Reach of MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 — Insightec announced recently that worldwide adoption of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided...

UCLA Study Offers Roadmap to Personalized Therapies for Sarcoma
News | Oncology Diagnostics | August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 — A new UCLA study is the first to...

Videos | Information Technology | August 22, 2017

Melissa Martin, MS, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), discusses her vision of...

Videos | Proton Therapy | August 21, 2017

Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of medical physics at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, discusses the...

Summit Cancer Center-Boise Treats First Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 — Accuray Inc. and the Summit Cancer Center-Boise announced that the center is now treating patients...

MedStar Georgetown Proton Center Selects RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 — The proton center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will utilize RayStation for planning...

Study Demonstrates First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

Transaxial 11Csarcosine hybrid PET/CT showed a (triangulated) adenocarcinoma in the transition zone of the anterior right prostate gland on PET (A), CT (B), and a separately obtained T2?weighted MR sequence (C) with resulting PET/MRI registration (D). Image courtesy of M. Piert et al., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017 — In the featured translational article in the August issue of ...

DOSIsoft Releases ISOgray Proton Therapy Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017 — DOSIsoft SA announced the official release, with CE marking, of ISOgray...

First Radixact Results Presented at AAPM 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that the first studies validating the benefits of the Radixact System were...

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