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.

IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019 — IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at...
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019
July 9, 2019 — New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and...
The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system

The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW.

News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019
July 8, 2019 — At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio,...
Aktina Medical Partners With Elekta for Global Distribution of Interlocking SRS Cones
News | Radiation Therapy | July 05, 2019
July 5, 2019 — Aktina Medical announced that Elekta Instrument AB, based in Sweden, will offer and distribute the...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Oncology | July 03, 2019
The newly opened Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Nashville is the first clinic to connect the oncology...
Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019
July 3, 2019 — The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton...
RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019
July 2, 2019 — RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment...
Philips Pinnacle

Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a critical component of radiation therapy delivery, primarily to ensure that the...
Omega Medical Imaging

Image courtesy of Omega Medical Imaging

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 28, 2019
New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to...
DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software
Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...
New Data Demonstrates Safety Profile of GammaTile Therapy for Various Brain Tumors
News | Brachytherapy Systems | June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019 — GT Medical Technologies Inc. announced the presentation of clinical data from a prospective study of...
Black Men Less Likely to Adopt Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 — A new study reveals black men are less likely than white men to adopt an active surveillance strategy...
University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA
News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 – IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has...
ASTRO Applauds New Prior Authorization Legislation
News | Radiation Therapy | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) released a statement applauding Congress’s...
IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-...
Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019
June 6, 2019 — Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220...
RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform
News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 — RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters...
Accuray Radixact

Accuray Radixact

Feature | Radiation Therapy | May 29, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
While radiation therapy as a discipline is well into maturity, new technology advances continue to drive the field...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Therapy | May 29, 2019
The so-called “Grey Tsunami” of baby boomers using healthcare services isn’t taking the Radiation Medicine Program at...
Improved Imaging for Prostate Cancer Could Lead to More Effective Treatment

The picture shows that time series signal is extracted from a series of ultrasound frames for classification. Each patch across a number of frames inside the prostate is classified into either cancerous or normal tissue. The image at the lower right corner shows the overall result for those frames. Image courtesy of Pingkun Yan and researchers from NIH, University of British Columbia and Queens University.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 — Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to improve imaging methods in order to make...