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.

Aktina’s interchangeable cones are lightweight and extremely accurate
News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2017

Aktina Medical announced a collaboration with Philips Medical Systems and Elekta Instruments for SRS interlocking at...

The ASPIRE Cristalle FFDM system with DBT combines Fujifilm’s state-of-the-art hexagonal close pattern (HCP) detector design, advanced image processing and image acquisition workflow
News | Women's Health | August 01, 2017

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc...

Accuray Receives 510(k) Clearance for iDMS Data Management System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...

more healthcare providers and patients are choosing options such as Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery
News | Radiation Therapy | July 31, 2017

Each year, up to 650,000 people who were previously diagnosed with various forms of cancer will develop brain...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — ViewRay Inc. announced recently that the first cancer patients have been treated using the company's...

Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 — Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term...

El Camino Hospital to Offer Calypso 4-D Localization System
News | Radiation Therapy | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.) announced the installation of a new Calypso 4-D...

Eight Proton Therapy Centers Worldwide Adopt RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 — RaySearch Laboratories reported that eight additional...

Electronic Brachytherapy Comparable to Mohs Surgery in Early-Stage Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Rates of recurrence in early-stage non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) patients were virtually identical...

ACR Updates Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Guidance With ASTRO and AAPM
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently collaborated with professional medical societies to...

News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected three new officers...

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Opens Temporary Radiotherapy Vault
News | Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — RAD Technology Medical Systems announced their most recent project at Glendale Adventist Medical...

IBA to Install Proton Therapy Facility at Inova Schar Cancer Institute
News | Proton Therapy | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Inova recently signed a contract for a two-room Proteus Plus...

Proton International and Beaumont Health Open Michigan's First Proton Therapy Facility
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Proton International (PI) and Beaumont Health recently opened the state’s first...

ASTRO Updates Insurance Coverage Recommendations for Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for...

PET/CT Tracer Identifies Vulnerable Lesions in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Example of a patient with an upper left lung NSCLC: A: FDG; B: FDG PET/CT; C: Planning radiotherapy based on FDG (66Gy) with BTVm (GTV), CTV and PTV; D: PET FMISO E: FMISO PET/CT; F: boost based on the FMISO PET (76Gy) with BTVh (biological hypoxic target volume) and PTV boost. Credit: QuantIF – LITIS EA 4108 – FR CNRS 3638, Henri Becquerel Cancer Center, Rouen, France

News | PET-CT | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Fluorine-18 (18F)-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) is a positron emission tomography (PET)...

News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — Elekta and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have initiated installation of Elekta’s MR-linac, an...

Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System
Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the...

Surgery and High-Dose SBRT Radiation Can Be Combined to Treat Kidney Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reporting the findings of the first clinical trial to...