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.

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...
Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 — Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly...
Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carrie Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new...
Henry Ford Hospital Philips CT scanner used for CT simulation treatment planning for radiation therapy.
360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019
This is a Philips Brilliance computed tomography (CT) scanner used by Henry Ford Hospital’s radiation oncology...
Varian Acquiring Cancer Treatment Services International
News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 — Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire India’s Cancer...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
This is a walk through of the ViewRay MRIdian MRI-guided radiotherapy system installed at Henry Ford Medical Center —...
Partial Breast Irradiation Effective, Convenient Treatment Option for Low-Risk Breast Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 — Partial breast irradiation produces similar long-term survival rates and risk for recurrence compared...
New Method Improves Ability to Measure and Maximize Radiation Therapy Dose
News | Radiation Therapy | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 — Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019
At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the...
Radiotherapy After Chemo May Improve Survival in Advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 — Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit...
IBA Partnering to Develop Advanced Digital Proton Therapy Technologies in Belgium
News | Proton Therapy | May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced a research agreement with Skandionkliniken, Université...
A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beam will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure. Varian acquires, buys, purchases Cyberheart.

A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beams will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure to treat an arrhythmia.

Feature | Radiation Therapy | May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 — Radiation oncology vendor Varian announced it acquired the start-up company CyberHeart, which has...
Clinical Trial Explores Opening Blood-Brain Barrier in Fight Against Alzheimer's

Vibhor Krishna, M.D., (right) fits David Shorr with a helmet-like device used in a new clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The device uses MRI-guided imaging to deliver focused ultrasound to specific areas of the brain to open the blood-brain barrier. Image courtesy of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 — A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an...
The novel nanoparticle is designed to enhance radiation killing of cancer cells in the radiation resistant low-oxygen tumor core

The novel nanoparticle is designed to enhance radiation killing of cancer cells in the radiation resistant low-oxygen tumor core. Credit: Wenpei Fan, LOMIN Laboratory, NIBIB.

News | Radiation Therapy | May 08, 2019
May 8, 2019 — Radiation kills tumors by creating oxygen free radicals that damage the tumor DNA. However, the lack of...
Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 02, 2019
May 2, 2019 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) recently announced the first Flash irradiation in an IBA proton therapy...
Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018. 

Feature | May 01, 2019
May 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website from...
Pencil Beam Scanning Better Protects Children With Brain Tumors
News | Proton Therapy | May 01, 2019
May 1, 2019 — A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children's brain tumors suggests a type of proton therapy...
Researchers Identify Ways to Predict and Avoid Radiotherapy Side Effects
News | Radiation Therapy | April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 — New research has shown a combination of biological markers and certain genetic changes can predict...
Novel Software Improves Accuracy of Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Cancer Treatment
News | Radiation Therapy | April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019 — A new report by Arthur Olch, Ph.D., highlights use of specialized software at Children’s Hospital Los...
Radiation Oncologists Say Prior Authorization Delays Patient Access to Cancer Treatments
News | Radiation Therapy | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions...