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.

Toshiba Medical Launches Galan RT Solutions for MRI Radiation Therapy Planning
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduced the Galan RT Solutions suite of...

Baptist Hospital's Miami Cancer Institute Treats First Patient With Proteus Plus Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that Miami Cancer Institute treated its first patients...

Intraoperative Radiotherapy Provides Lifetime Cost Savings, Health Benefits for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — iCAD Inc. announced the results of a landmark study that showed the benefits of adjunct...

Siemens Healthineers Strengthens CT Portfolio With Four New Systems at RSNA 2017

The Somatom Force with the new FAST 3-D Camera

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers introduced four new...

Philips Debuts IQon Elite Spectral CT Scanner at RSNA 2017
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017 — At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Philips unveiled the...

Mevion Achieves CE Mark for S250i Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 — Mevion Medical Systems announced the Mevion S250i...

RayStation Selected for New Tennessee Proton Therapy Center
News | Treatment Planning | November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 — Provision Healthcare has selected RayStation for external beam planning at the new Provision...

Videos | Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017

Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product...

Synthetic CT Images Suitable for Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Planning
News | Treatment Planning | November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017 — Spectronic Medical announced that new data for their MRIPlanner software, generating...

ASTRO: CMS Report on Radiation Therapy Payment Model Charts Path to Value-Based Cancer Care
News | Radiation Therapy | November 08, 2017

November 8, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) called on the Centers for Medicare and...

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...