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.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 — The Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) in Padua, Italy, has acquired MILabs’ latest-generation Versatile...
Mercy Signs Multi-System, Multi-Hospital Agreement for Accuray Radiotherapy Systems
News | Radiation Therapy | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — Accuray Inc. signed a multi-system, multi-hospital agreement with Mercy for the acquisition of Accuray...
MedStar Georgetown Conducts World's First Hyperscan Proton Therapy Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018 — For the first time, cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region have access to...
Designed to support a broad range of planning and delivery technologies, SunCheck 2.0 streamlines and standardizes workflows, allowing greater overall focus on patient safety.
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018 — Sun Nuclear Corp. released significant new functionality for its SunCheck Platform for patient and...
RayStation Users Win Inaugural Treatment Planning World Championships
News | Treatment Planning | April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018 — In the first World Championships of Treatment Planning, arranged by...
Brainlab Introduces New Hi-Res Planning Algorithm for VersaHD
News | Treatment Planning | April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 — Brainlab announced the implementation of a software solution that can achieve better...
Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the...
This image, taken with Canon's Aquilion One, shows a lung with metastases from bowel cancer.

This image, taken with Canon’s Aquilion One, shows a lung with metastases from bowel cancer. Image courtesy of Canon.

Feature | Lung Cancer | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis
In recent years, low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening has emerged as a proven, effective method to detect lung...
Varian Launches Velocity 4.0 Cancer Imaging Software
Technology | Treatment Planning | April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 — Varian announced a new version of its Velocity cancer imaging software that includes Rapidsphere, a...
First Patient Treated in Online Adaptive Radiotherapy Trial With CyberKnife System
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | April 06, 2018
April 6, 2018 — Accuray Inc. and Erasmus MC announced the first patient has been successfully treated using an online-...
First Patient Treated on Mevion's S250i Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | April 05, 2018
April 5, 2018 — Mevion Medical Systems announced the treatment of the first patient in the world on the Mevion S250i...
ASTRO Updates Guidelines for Palliative Lung Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | April 05, 2018
April 5, 2018 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued an update to its clinical guideline for the...
Combination Radiotherapy Beneficial in Treating Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018 — While there are many treatment options for men with...
Loyola Study Finds Medical Students Receive Little Formal Instruction in Radiation Oncology
News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018
March  26, 2018 — Medical school students receive little formal instruction in...
MRIdian Linac Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018 — ViewRay Inc. recently announced that the company received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry...
ASTRO Issues Clinical Guideline for Whole Breast Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the use...
MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

Feature | Proton Therapy | March 06, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Proton therapy has experienced major growth in the last decade, but that growth seems to have slowed slightly in recent...