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.

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 30, 2020
The company .decimal at ASTRO showed a 3-D printing technology where radiation therapy (RT) bolus shields can be...
Two-dimensional (2D) Ruddlesden-Popper phase layered perovskites (BA)2(MA)2Pb3I10 with three layers of inorganic octahedral slab and bulky organics as spacers

Two-dimensional (2D) Ruddlesden-Popper phase layered perovskites (BA)2(MA)2Pb3I10 with three layers of inorganic octahedral slab and bulky organics as spacers. Image courtesy of Dave Tsai/Los Alamos

News | X-Ray | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — Getting an X-ray at the dentist or the doctor is at best a little inconvenient and at worst a little...
Study to demonstrate the superiority of a single treatment of electron beam IORT compared with weeks of standard radiation therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 — IntraOp Medical Corporation announced the first patient enrolled in the Cosmopolitan Trial: A...
PTW announces first North American installation and FDA 510(k) clearance of Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom

PTW Beamscan MR for Elekta Unity

News | Radiation Oncology | April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 — PTW has installed the first Beamscan MR motorized 3-D water phantom in North America at the Princess...
Funding continues momentum of recent FDA clearance and first system order
News | Radiation Therapy | April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering the use of biology-guided radiotherapy (...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Professor David Sebag-Montefiore (Image courtesy of the University of Leeds)

Professor David Sebag-Montefiore (Image courtesy of the University of Leeds)

News | Radiation Therapy | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — An international panel of cancer experts has recommended a one-week course of radiotherapy and delaying...
Eclipse v16 has received CE mark and is 510(k) pending
News | Proton Therapy | April 06, 2020
April 6, 2020 — Driven by its Intelligent Cancer Care approach in developing new solutions that use advanced...
Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020, shown here displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2019. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Feature | Treatment Planning | April 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The traditional treatment planning process takes days to create an optimized radiation therapy delivery plan, but new...
Women are more likely to be cured of cancer by radiotherapy but the side effects are worse.

Women are more likely to be cured of cancer by radiotherapy but the side effects are worse. Image by Mark Kostich

News | Radiation Therapy | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side...
A new framework from an international team of experts aims to help protect patients and providers, and conserve protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Prostate Cancer | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of radiation oncologists from the U.S. and U.K. is...
Reflexion eceived marketing clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for its RefleXion X1 machine
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020 — RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering the use of biology-guided radiotherapy (...
Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy Hospital St. Louis continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving patient outcomes with the installation of the first CyberKnife M6 System in Missouri at their state-of-the-art David C. Pratt Cancer Center
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy Hospital St. Louis continues to demonstrate its...
Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure

Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure. This picture shows a circle of hydrogel that was irradiated on the left half, which is slightly pink; whereas the right half of the gel is not irradiated and remains colorless.

News | Radiation Therapy | February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 — More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical. Too much...
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop quality indicators (QI) for radiation treatments provided to veterans with head and neck, breast and gastrointestinal cancers
News | Radiation Therapy | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has been awarded a new one-year contract from...
Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive Intelligence solution. Ethos therapy is an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven holistic solution that provides an opportunity to transform cancer care.
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive...
The radiation therapy market is projected to grow in through 2026

Image courtesy of Accuray

News | Proton Therapy | February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 — Amid technological advancement, and notable research and development activities, the global ...
Accuray TomoTherapy total body irradiation
News | Radiation Therapy | February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the TomoTherapy ...
The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy

An oxygen map image recovered from a mouse undergoing radiation therapy. The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy (red). Image courtesy of Brian Pogue, PhD

News | Radiation Therapy | February 03, 2020
February 3, 2020 — Oxygen in cancer tumors is known to be a major factor that helps radiation therapy be successful....
Elekta Unity MR Linac system
News | Radiation Oncology | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — Elekta announced that it signed a contract with the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, for an Elekta...
IBA ProteusOne proton therapy system
News | Proton Therapy | January 29, 2020
January 29, 2020 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that it has signed a contract and received a major down...