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.

Proton therapy has evolved, and future predictions include smaller systems, more sophisticated proton dosimetry and devices that manipulate the proton beam
Feature | Proton Therapy | July 06, 2020 | By Minesh Mehta, M.D.
The field of proton therapy is continuing to see explosive growth. In the past decade alone, technological advances...
Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the first AccuBoost Digital installation at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). This state-of-the-art platform leverages the superior resolution of digital mammography in the delivery of breast radiation therapy.
News | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the first AccuBoost Digital installation at Rhode Island...
 Accuray Incorporated announced the company has launched the CyberKnife S7 System, an innovative device combining speed, advanced precision and real-time artificial intelligence (AI)-driven motion tracking and synchronization treatment delivery for all stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments — in as little as 15 minutes.
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced the company has launched the CyberKnife S7 System, an innovative device...
Neurosurgeon Jason Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D., of UVA Health, is pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. Image courtesy of UVA Health

Neurosurgeon Jason Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D., of UVA Health, is pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. Image courtesy of UVA Health

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 — An innovative use of focused ultrasound being pioneered at the University of Virginia School of...
Mevion Medical Systems and Orfit Industries announced that the Aerial Couch Top is validated for use on the Mevion S250 Series Proton Therapy Systems.
News | Proton Therapy | June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020 —  Mevion Medical Systems and Orfit Industries announced that the Aerial Couch Top is validated for use...
News | Proton Therapy | June 16, 2020
June 17, 2020 — RaySearch Laboratories AB launched the latest release of its widely adopted treatment planning system...
A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer.
News | Radiation Therapy | June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020 — A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides...
Vacancy rates for radiation therapists rose substantially since 2018, according to a survey performed this year by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Researchers noted, however, the survey data was collected before the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting the surveyed clinical settings.

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News | Radiation Therapy | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — Vacancy rates for radiation therapists rose substantially since 2018, according to a survey performed...
RaySearch Laboratories AB and Varian Medical Systems have entered into an interoperability agreement that will allow the RayCare oncology information system to connect to Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — RaySearch Laboratories AB and Varian Medical Systems have entered into an interoperability agreement...
MERCK and RefleXion Medical announced a collaboration to evaluate KETRUDA (immunotherapy) with biology-guided radiotherapy - BgRT -  a new radiation machine developed to treat all stages of cancer.

MERCK and RefleXion Medical announced a collaboration to evaluate KETRUDA (immunotherapy) with biology-guided radiotherapy - BgRT -  a new radiation machine developed to treat all stages of cancer.

 

News | Radiation Therapy | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) for...
Technology becomes a state-of-the-art tool when it gets exposed to a structure that constantly tests it and allows it to evolve.

Technology becomes a state-of-the-art tool when it gets exposed to a structure that constantly tests it and allows it to evolve. Getty Images

Feature | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | May 27, 2020 | By Reshu Gupta
In the history of medicine, researchers have found cures for many diseases, but cancer has been elusive. The earliest...
Miami Cancer Institute’s Proton Therapy Center is the first in South Florida and the region’s top destination for this leading-edge treatment. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses pencil beam scanning (PBS) technology.

Miami Cancer Institute’s Proton Therapy Center is the first in South Florida and the region’s top destination for this leading-edge treatment. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses pencil beam scanning (PBS) technology.

Feature | Proton Therapy | May 27, 2020 | By Minesh Mehta, M.D.
Radiation therapy has advanced significantly in the last few decades as a result of a continued technological...
The global radiation therapy market is expected to reach $10.11 billion in 2024, witnessing growth at a CAGR of 3.38%, over the period 2020-2024.
News | Proton Therapy | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 — ResearchAndMarkets.com has released its latest report, the "Global Radiation Therapy Market with Focus...
Promising clinical research supports Xoft brain IORT as a viable treatment option for glioblastoma multiforme that may extend patients’ lives
News | Brachytherapy Systems | May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 —   iCAD, Inc. announced positive new clinical data supporting the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (...
News | Tomotherapy | May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence...
An innovative radiation treatment that could one day be a valuable addition to conventional radiation therapy for inoperable brain and spinal tumors is a step closer, thanks to new research led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers at the Canadian Light Source (CLS).

USask PhD bio-medical engineering student Farley Chicilo at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron at University of Saskatchewan. Photo courtesy of Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan

News | Radiation Therapy | May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020 — An innovative radiation treatment that could one day be a valuable addition to conventional radiation...
Medical University of South Carolina researchers have developed and validated prediction tools, known as nomograms, that could be used to help prevent delays in the initiation of radiotherapy after surgery for head and neck cancer

 

Evan Graboyes, M.D., and his team believe their nomogram tools will improve survival rates for head and neck cancer patients. Photo courtesy of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

 

News | Radiation Oncology | May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020 — More than 65,000 Americans are diagnosed annually with head and neck cancer, which most often occurs...
Due to ongoing health concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as global travel restrictions, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has decided to evolve the Joint AAPM/COMP (Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists) Meeting content into a virtual (completely online) meeting in place of the in-person meeting originally scheduled for July 12-16, 2020, in Vancouver, BC.
News | AAPM | May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020 — Due to ongoing health concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as global...
Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 07, 2020
May 7, 2020 — University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain's...
Figure 1: CT image of lesions in different planes

Figure 1: CT image of lesions in different planes.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Oncology | April 30, 2020 | By Christopher Bowen, M.S., DABR
The Radiation Oncology department at Missouri’s Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph treats 50-60 patients per day and...