Radiation Therapy

The radiation therapy channel covers all aspects of radiation oncology technology. Radiation therapy includes linear accelerators (LINAC), proton therapy, brachytherapy, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), focused ultrasound, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment planning systems and tomotherapy.

Sun Nuclear Presents Portfolio of Independent Radiotherapy QA Solutions at ASTRO 2019

The PlanCheck module now part of SunCheck, automates plan quality checks, validates treatment plans against requirements, and automatically assesses plan performance versus intent.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — At the 2019 American Society for...
Long-term Hormone Therapy Increases Mortality Risk for Low-PSA Men After Prostate Surgery
News | Prostate Cancer | September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 — Secondary analysis of a recent...
The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers debuted two...
Isoray to Spotlight Cesium-131 Advances at ASTRO Annual Meeting
News | Brachytherapy Systems | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — Isoray Inc. announced it will spotlight the growing cancer treatment applications of Cesium-131...
Akesis Galaxy SRS System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — The Akesis Galaxy, a gamma stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS...
Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Portfolio at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — Philips will showcase its integrated...
RefleXion Highlights Novel Approach to Radiotherapy at ASTRO 2019

The RefleXion X1 Machine without the Gantry Cover. The patented technology incorporates PET imaging data, which enables tumors to continuously signal their location. Image courtesy of Reflexion Medical.

News | Radiation Therapy | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – Therapeutic oncology company RefleXion Medical announced it will showcase the RefleXion X1 Machine...
IBA Dosimetry Releases myQA Machines Software at ASTRO 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 – IBA Dosimetry GmbH announced the launch of the new enhanced myQA Machines 2019 software...
ASTRO 2019 to Feature Clinical Experience and Patient Outcomes With Viewray MRIdian
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. announced that the company's MRIdian and MRIdian Linac...
RadCalc 3D Monte Carlo Calculations for Photons Begins Beta Testing
News | Radiation Therapy | September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 — RadCalc version 7.1 with the Monte Carlo 3-D module has been released for beta testing to members...
Accuray to Display Motion Synchronization Cancer Treatment Technologies at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Therapy | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — Accuray announced that it will showcase its...
New Guideline Clarifies Role of Radiation Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — A new clinical guideline from the...
First Clinical Monte Carlo Photon Dose Planning Conducted in RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has treated its first patient using Monte Carlo photon...
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Characteristics nephrologists associate with renal high-risk patients. (n=13)

Sponsored Content | Feature | Contrast Media | September 05, 2019
The global rise in chronic disease has significantly increased demand for diagnostic imaging procedures, and in turn,...
Wearing personal radiation measurement badges to measure dose exposure is crucial.

Wearing personal radiation measurement badges to measure dose exposure is crucial.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | September 04, 2019 | By Mukta Acharya
Doctors and technicians are exposed to...
Apollo MR3T Laser Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — LAP LLC announced its Apollo MR3T...
Civco Highlights Universal Couchtop ProForm at ASTRO 2019
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Civco will display its Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at the 2019...
A SPECT nuclear scan of the heart to show perfusion defects in the myocardium due to coronary artery blockages or heart attack. The imaging uses the Mo-99 based medical imaging isotope Tc-99m. The U.S. government has created policy to move away from use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU) for Mo-99 isotope production, but there is one hold out who has not yet converted before a 2020 deadline. Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare.

A SPECT nuclear scan of the heart to show perfusion defects in the myocardium due to coronary artery blockages or heart attack. The imaging uses the Mo-99 based medical imaging isotope Tc-99m. The U.S. government has created policy to move away from use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU) for Mo-99 isotope production, but there is one holdout who has not yet converted before a 2020 deadline. Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | August 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
In a surprising move, the National Institute for Radioelements (IRE) has applied for a new license to export highly...
An example of a treatment plan for radio-ablation of the heart to noninvasively treat cardiac arrhythmias. This concept is one of the key presentations at the 2019 ASTRO meeting. Image courtesy of Cyberheart. #ASTRO19 #ASTRO2019 #ASTRO

An example of a treatment plan for radio-ablation of the heart to noninvasively treat cardiac arrhythmias. This concept is one of the key presentations at the 2019 ASTRO meeting. Image courtesy of Cyberheart.

Feature | ASTRO | August 29, 2019