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.

U.S. Recognizes Radiologic Technologists Nov. 5-11
News | Radiology Imaging | November 06, 2017

November 6, 2017 — During National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) every November, hospitals, healthcare centers...

Study Suggests Breast Cancer Patients Forego Post-Surgery Treatment Due to Mistrust
News | Radiation Therapy | November 06, 2017

November 6, 2017 — Nearly one-third of women with...

Study shows tissue marker reduces radiation target volumes, produces many other advantages

These CT images show placement of a 3-D fixed array implanted fiducial (3-D marker) at the time of oncoplastic tumor resection. The original LCTV (LCTVo) was retrospectively re-contoured by the radiation oncologist (LCTVro) and breast surgeon (LCTVbs). Thereafter, both re-contours were combined to create the collaborative LCTV (LCTVc), which required agreement of both the radiation oncologist and breast surgeon. Volume differences between the original LCTV (LCTVo) and the collaborative LCTVc were then evaluated, and demonstrated a mean and median reduction in LCTV.

Feature | Tumor Tracking Systems | November 06, 2017 | By William Hall, M.D.

Radiation planning for breast cancer relies on accurate delineation of the post-lumpectomy target volume as...

Proton therapy doesn’t get as near to the heart and other internal organs as X-ray therapy does. (Image courtesy of Provision Cares Proton Therapy Center.)

Proton therapy doesn’t get as near to the heart and other internal organs as X-ray therapy does. (Image courtesy of Provision Cares Proton Therapy Center.)

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 06, 2017 | By Larisa Brass, MPH

Thirty-three. Twenty-nine. Sixty-four. These are the ages of the breast cancer patients who have walked through the...

PTCOG-NA Studies Address Cost and Coverage Issues With Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017 – Physicians from across the country gathered in Chicago last week to discuss the most recent...

Proton Therapy Lowers Treatment Side Effects in Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients
News | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017 — Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with...

Cleveland Clinic Leads Development of New Guidelines for Radiation in Breast Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 — Cleveland Clinic researcher Chirag Shah, M.D., recently led the development of updated guidelines...

Proton Therapy Shows Promising Clinical Benefits for Esophageal, Prostate and Breast Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 — The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) announced a number of clinical papers showing...

UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System
News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 — Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient...

MR-Guided Radiotherapy Prolongs Median Survival for Inoperable, Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced outcomes data presented during the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the...

ProTom International to Install Three-Room Proton Therapy System in China
News | Proton Therapy | October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017 — ProTom International Holding Co. announced that it has signed a contract for the purchase and...

Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 — Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug...

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Reveal Biomarker for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment
News | Prostate Cancer | October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 — Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-...

IBA Announces First Use of Gating With Active Scanning Proton Therapy in Italy
News | Proton Therapy | October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 — The Trento Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS) and IBA announced the successful...

Elekta and Brainlab Offer Streamlined Workflow for Stereotactic Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 — Elekta and Brainlab have reconfirmed their alliance for the integrated use of the Elekta Versa HD...

Pancreatic Cancer Outcome Highlights via On-table Adaptive MR-guided Radiation Therapy, MRI guided RT.
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Radiation Therapy | October 13, 2017

The webinar "Pancreatic Cancer Outcome Highlights via On-table Adaptive MR-guided Radiation" was presented by Parag...

CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Long-Term Control of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced that data from a prospective study of 230 men with low-risk...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017 — Elekta announced that members of the Elekta MR-linac Consortium reported data related to the...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017

David Beyer, M.D., chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), discusses the key...