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.

The 15-ton compact accelerator is lifted into the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy St. Louis. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 15-ton compact accelerator is lifted into the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy St. Louis. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Radiation Oncology | July 21, 2021
July 23, 2021 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that it has delivered the 15-ton compact accelerator to Mercy Hospital...
Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly...
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) displayed the CY 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems (OPPS/ASC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (CMS-1753-P), which includes proposals related to the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — On July 19, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) displayed the CY 2022 Hospital...
ASTRO just issued the following statement in response to the Radiation Oncology Model update in yesterday's HOPPS proposed rule, which compounds significant and detrimental cuts to the cancer care specialty in the proposed 2022 MPFS

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News | Radiation Therapy | July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021 — In response to consecutive weeks of proposed Medicare payment cuts to radiation oncology cancer care,...
Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Ph.D. — the director of medical physics at WVU — led a task group to help ensure the accuracy of data that dictates a cancer patient's radiation therapy.

Ramon Alfredo Siochi, director of medical physics at West Virginia University. Image courtesy of WVU Photo/Aira Burkhart

News | Radiation Oncology | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — Just as helicopter traffic reporters use their "bird's eye view" to route drivers around roadblocks...
In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volum

In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volume. Image courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — MRI-guided focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles can open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and...
NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care

NeuroLogica joins forces with Massachusetts General Hospital to pilot OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD) technology at patient point-of-care. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — NeuroLogica Corp. announced that its state-of-the-art OmniTom Elite with Photon Counting Detector (PCD...
To help enhance the images and information provided to clinicians for radiation oncology treatment planning, GE Healthcare will integrate Spectronic Medical’s AI-based software with its industry leading AIR Recon DL technology
News | Artificial Intelligence | July 09, 2021
July 9, 2021 — GE Healthcare announced the integration of Spectronic Medical AB AI-based software[1] for more precise...

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Feature | Treatment Planning | July 07, 2021 | Information provided by Grand View Research
The rapid increase in global cancer prevalence is driving the demand for innovative and accurate oncology treatment...
The study investigates targeted drug delivery by focused ultrasound for pancreatic cancer

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News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — The University of Oxford announced commencement of enrollment for the Phase I PanDox study of...
The RefleXion X1 is the world’s first biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) machine that’s expected to improve treatment and expand options for patients with metastatic disease, where few treatments are currently available.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 —  UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will be the first cancer center in the eastern United States, and one of...
RaySearch Laboratories AB announced an extension of its relationship with Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will include orders for RayStation RayCare and RayIntelligence. 
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — RaySearch Laboratories AB announced an extension of its relationship with Centre hospitalier...
The two-year project focused on reducing the use of extended-fraction radiation therapy to treat pain from incurable cancer that had spread to patients’ bones. Once a standard practice, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has recommended against the routine use of extended-fraction radiation to relieve pain from bone metastases, especially more than 10 treatments.

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News | Radiation Therapy | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — An effort by the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium reduced excessive radiation treatments...
 Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G. Hatch Center for Proton Therapy, has opened at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and began treating patients on May 11 with the MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System.

The teams from HCI, U of U and Mevion gather to celebrate the center’s grand opening. Group from left to right: Bill Salter, Ph.D., Senior Director of Radiation Oncology, HCI and Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Physics, U of U -- Robyn Walker, Sr. Director, Customer Success and Service Operations, Mevion -- James Cooley, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Development, Mevion -- Dennis Shrieve, M.D., Ph.D., Chair in Cancer Research, HCI and Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U -- Tina Yu, Ph.D., CEO, Mevion -- Michael Good, M.D., Interim President, U of U and Sr. VP for Health Sciences, U of U Health -- Ying Hitchcock, M.D., Professor and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, U of U. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Proton Therapy | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that the first proton center in the Mountain West, the Senator Orrin G...
Master Supply Agreement encompasses clinical development and commercial supply for Clarity’s Cu-67-based candidates to treat neuroblastoma, breast and prostate cancers, among others
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and...
Elekta Harmony linear accelerator cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
News | Linear Accelerators | June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 — Elekta announced that its Elekta Harmony radiation therapy system recently received U.S. FDA 510(k)...
The impact of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) for radiation cancer therapy in a real-world clinical setting has been tested by Princess Margaret researchers in a unique study involving physicians and their patients.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 — The impact of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) for radiation cancer therapy in a real-world...
Accuray Incorporated announced the company has received CE Mark certification for its ClearRT helical fan-beam kVCT imaging capability.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021 — Accuray Incorporated announced the company has received CE Mark certification for its ClearRT helical...
Sponsored Content | Blog | Artificial Intelligence | June 07, 2021
  Automation is transforming the way we practice radiation oncology and advancing the standard of patient care. There...
Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

News | Radiation Oncology | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — A breast cancer therapy that requires just one shot of radiotherapy is as effective as traditional...