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VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017

Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product introductions and major initiatives highlighted at ASTRO 2017. These include:
  • The Halcyon system, a new platform for cancer treatment that simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Halcyon is a powerfully intuitive platform designed to help improve and strengthen the fight against cancer and enable access to high quality care anywhere in the world.
  • The 360 Oncology care management platform, designed to integrate and coordinate patient care across the entire treatment and post-treatment journey. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaboration and coordination.
  • The latest release of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software, incorporating both Multi-Criteria Optimization (MCO) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Support.  MCO enables planners to look at tradeoffs in a treatment plan when different clinical criteria are varied, greatly enhancing control over optimization.  GPU support decreases the dose calculation and inverse planning optimization times, providing a significant leap forward in speed.
  • HyperArc high definition radiotherapy, technology that unlocks the potential of non-coplanar treatment strategies to usher in a new era of precision in the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

For more information: www.varian.com

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Radiation Therapy | November 15, 2017
VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology

Chris Toth, president, global commercial and field operations for Varian, takes a tour of Varian’s new product introductions and major initiatives highlighted at ASTRO 2017. These include:
  • The Halcyon system, a new platform for cancer treatment that simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Halcyon is a powerfully intuitive platform designed to help improve and strengthen the fight against cancer and enable access to high quality care anywhere in the world.
  • The 360 Oncology care management platform, designed to integrate and coordinate patient care across the entire treatment and post-treatment journey. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaboration and coordination.
  • The latest release of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software, incorporating both Multi-Criteria Optimization (MCO) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Support.  MCO enables planners to look at tradeoffs in a treatment plan when different clinical criteria are varied, greatly enhancing control over optimization.  GPU support decreases the dose calculation and inverse planning optimization times, providing a significant leap forward in speed.
  • HyperArc high definition radiotherapy, technology that unlocks the potential of non-coplanar treatment strategies to usher in a new era of precision in the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

For more information: www.varian.com

VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology
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Women's Health | October 23, 2017
Study on 3-D Marker That Reduces Radiation Target Volumes

William Hall, M.D., radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., discusses study results presented at theAmerican Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016. Video courtesy of Dr. Hall. You can read Dr. Hall's article on this topic, Breast Cancer Radiation Planning, here

Study on 3-D Marker That Reduces Radiation Target Volumes
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Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
VIDEO: Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee

Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Scientific Committee, explains how research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting was chosen to reflect new trends in radiation therapy.

Watch the VIDEO "The Future of Radiation Oncology"

Watch the VIDEO "Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy"

VIDEO: Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee
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Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
VIDEO: The Future of Radiation Oncology

David Beyer, M.D., chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), discusses the key themes of the 2017 Annual Meeting and the issues ASTRO will focus on going into 2018.

Watch the VIDEO "Inside the ASTRO Scientific Committee"

Watch the VIDEO "Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy"

VIDEO: The Future of Radiation Oncology
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Radiation Therapy | September 08, 2017
Visicoil MR: Enhanced MRI Visibility

The new Visicoil MR is a helically-wound, flexible linear fiducial marker. The Visicoil MR hollow core design and multiple sizes mitigates the CT artifact often created by traditional gold seeds, offering you clearer visualization of the tissue to aid in faster and more accurate contouring. Visicoil MR's linear flexible design fixates and remains stable in soft tissue, giving you the confidence in accurate marker localization. Visicoil MR is available in some of the smallest needle sizes available for fiducial markers, including 21g and 22g needles. The benefits of smaller needles are improved patient safety and comfort during implantation. The smaller needles may also allow for faster CT sim after implant and ultimately treatment for your patients. The new Visicoil MR with enhanced MRI visibility allows you to see the marker more easily in MRI, both in T1 and T2. This makes for easier and faster MR/CT fusion.

Visicoil MR: Enhanced MRI Visibility
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Information Technology | August 22, 2017
VIDEO: AAPM 2017 - Connecting Our Pathways, Unifying Our Profession

Melissa Martin, MS, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), discusses her vision of the role of medical physics in healthcare and highlights the association's initiatives at the 2017 AAPM annual meeting in Denver.

VIDEO: AAPM 2017 - Connecting Our Pathways, Unifying Our Profession
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Proton Therapy | August 21, 2017
VIDEO: Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy

Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of medical physics at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, discusses the clinical applications and practical aspects of operating a proton therapy center at the 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting.

VIDEO: Clinical Considerations for Proton Therapy
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Radiation Oncology | January 05, 2017
Varian Showcases New Technologies at ASTRO 2016

Join Chris Toth, president, Oncology Systems Americas, for a look at Varian’s new product introductions and major initiatives highlighted at ASTRO this year:

  • The 360 Oncology care management platform, the first software system designed to integrate and coordinate integrates relevant health information so cancer patients and their care teams can collaborate on the best care. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaborative and coordinated care.
  • HyperArc high definition radiotherapy, technology that unlocks the potential of using highly non-coplanar treatment strategies to usher in a new era of precision. HyperArc is designed to automate and simplify sophisticated treatments such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and make them available to more cancer patients around the world.
  • Varian’s cyber-security initiative, which is transforming the company’s software platforms to help maximize the security of patient information, maintain the integrity of treatment delivery, and enhance clinical uptime by helping defend against cyber-attacks.
Varian Showcases New Technologies at ASTRO 2016
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Quality Assurance (QA) | December 20, 2016
IBA Introduces its Global QA Platform, myQA

Learn more about myQA, IBA’s unique platform that connects QA applications, people, and know-how through a central database and the Cloud. It offers full support throughout all of your QA, and enables you access to the different software modules and all of your data from one intuitive interface – anywhere and anytime.

IBA Introduces its Global QA Platform, myQA
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Radiation Therapy | November 18, 2016
The Accuray Radixact Treatment Delivery System

Accuray recently unveiled the company’s newest innovation, the Radixact Treatment Delivery System, a uniquely smart, fully integrated treatment delivery, treatment planning and data management system. Hear from the Accuray team about this new, next-generation TomoTherapy platform, as well as how recent innovations to the CyberKnife platform reduce treatment time while providing leading-edge motion tracking and real-time beam adjustment.  Discover how Accuray systems can help clinicians deliver precise tumor treatments with confidence.

The Accuray Radixact Treatment Delivery System
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Radiation Oncology | October 07, 2016
Live from ASTRO: A Discussion with Chairman of the Board David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO

ASTRO Chairman of the Board David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO, discusses the current trends in radiation oncology, key trends presented at this year's conference, and achieving value, and opportunities to improve value, in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Live from ASTRO: A Discussion with Chairman of the Board David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO
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Radiation Oncology | October 07, 2016
Trends in Radiation Oncology

Rachael Bennett, clinical analyst for MD Buyline, discusses trends in radiation oncology at ASTRO 2016.

Trends in Radiation Oncology
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Quality Assurance (QA) | August 15, 2016
Dolphin QA Efficiency: Transmission Detector Released at AAPM

Patient QA Efficiency with Dolphin presented at AAPM 2016 IBA booth. Dolphin Online Ready is released and in clinical use for pre-treatment QA.

Dolphin QA Efficiency: Transmission Detector Released at AAPM
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Radiation Oncology | August 12, 2016
Key Trends in Medical Physics at AAPM 2016

AAPM President Bruce Curran, MEng, FAAPM, FACMP, FACR, discusses the key topics at the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Topics included the advancement of radiomics in medical imaging for quantification for evidence-based clinical decision making in cancer, and improving how quality assurance is done in radiation therapy. 

Key Trends in Medical Physics at AAPM 2016
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Proton Therapy | January 22, 2016
Mevion Highlights the Mevion S250 Series at ASTRO 2015

At ASTRO 2015, Mevion highlighted the exceptional results its customers are seeing with the Mevion S250 Series proton therapy system.

Mevion Highlights the Mevion S250 Series at ASTRO 2015
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Radiation Therapy | December 21, 2015
Advancements in Varian's Radiation Oncology Technology at ASTRO 2015

Varian offered an overview of its new technology offerings at ASTRO 2015. These include advancements in analytics, treatment planning, adaptive therapy, clinical decision support and new tools for the integration of MRI and PET/CT into the treatment planning process. 

Advancements in Varian's Radiation Oncology Technology at ASTRO 2015
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Quality Assurance (QA) | August 20, 2015
myQA – Unique Global QA Platform

Learn more about myQA, IBA’s unique platform that connects QA applications, people, and know-how through a central database and the Cloud. It offers full support throughout all of your QA, and enables you access to the different software modules and all of your data from one intuitive interface – anywhere and anytime.

myQA – Unique Global QA Platform
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Quality Assurance (QA) | August 20, 2015
IBA CAREprogram – Serving Customers Long After the Sale

This brief video highlights the grassroots effort from IBA Dosimetry to satisfy customers through value added services and benefits that continue throughout the life cycle of their products, and beyond.

IBA CAREprogram – Serving Customers Long After the Sale
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Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2015
AAPM: Dose-Volume Relations for Late Rectal Bleeding in 1,001 Patients From Five Prostate Cancer Cohorts

Joseph Deasy, Ph.D., discusses his study on dose-volume relations for late rectal bleeding in 1,001 patients from five prostate cancer cohorts with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

AAPM: Dose-Volume Relations for Late Rectal Bleeding in 1,001 Patients From Five Prostate Cancer Cohorts
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Radiation Oncology | July 28, 2015
AAPM: Future Trends in Medical Physics

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) President John Boone, Ph.D., discusses the impact of imaging in medical physics, as well as key topics addressed at this year’s meeting, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

AAPM: Future Trends in Medical Physics
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Prostate Cancer | May 26, 2015
Helping to Improve Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

Detecting metastatic disease early is key. Sand Lake Imaging, Florida, provides great value to both patients and referrers by using syngo.via's efficient AV tools. See how!

Helping to Improve Outcomes in Prostate Cancer
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Radiation Therapy | April 28, 2015
A 360° View for Treatment Decisions in Oncology

The new syngo.via from Siemens Healthcare supports oncological treatment decisions across modalities, therapies and departments to enable state-of-the-art cancer care, increased competitiveness, and high referrer and patient satisfaction. syngo.via can be used as a standalone device or together with a variety of syngo.via-based software options, which are medical devices in their own right. syngo.via VB10 and the syngo.via VB10 based software options are currently under development, and not for sale in the U.S., China and other countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

A 360° View for Treatment Decisions in Oncology
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Breast Density | January 15, 2015
Volpara Offers Data on Breast Density, Dose and Analytics

Volpara now offers products to track breast density in mammography, X-ray radiation dose and analytical data. The company now integrates with tomosynthesis 3-D mammo systems. The technology has installations in 31 countries.

Volpara Offers Data on Breast Density, Dose and Analytics
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Information Technology | October 20, 2014
Chris Toth on Informatics in Oncology

From the floor at this year's annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Chris Toth, vice president of global marketing and Americas sales at Varian Medical Systems, talks about the latest Varian technologies and how they can help enhance knowledge sharing among oncology care professionals. In the constantly evolving healthcare landscape, learn why Varian is developing leading edge solutions designed to help clinicians leverage data to improve the quality and consistency of care. Varian is creating a knowledge-based network, enabling clinical partners to share information, ideas, and best practices. Toth explains how InSightive Analytics, Varian's latest in a line of recently released informatics products, helps clinics dive deep into existing data in order to achieve actionable insights. Being able to explore, visualize, and aggregate critical data using InSightive can help improve operations as well as clinical care.

Chris Toth on Informatics in Oncology
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Radiation Oncology | October 16, 2014
IBA Introduces Dolphin Online Treatment Monitoring System

Suzanne Shankle, IBA product marketing specialist, explains how Dolphin helps provide better care and gives online control and confidence of treating patients safely.

IBA Introduces Dolphin Online Treatment Monitoring System
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Proton Therapy | October 06, 2014
HYPERSCAN: Pencil Beam Scanning Delivered at Hyper Speed

Introducing HYPERSCAN , Pencil Beam Scanning Delivery HYPERSCAN enables tumor volumes to be scanned in a matter of seconds, benefiting from the MEVION S250's direct and efficient beam generation. The result is a fast Pencil Beam Scanning enabling robust Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy treatment delivery that is much less sensitive to patient and tumor motions, ultimately increasing the efficacy of the treatment procedure. The MEVION S250 proton therapy platform with HYPERSCAN allows you to treat with precision, accuracy and reproducibility at unparalleled speed with uncompromised beam quality. Designed for greater access by any size cancer care facility, the MEVION S250 significantly reduces the complexity, size, and cost associated with conventional proton therapy systems. The MEVION S250 is specifically engineered as upgrade-ready to continue providing the most advanced proton therapy treatment available today as well as tomorrow. Key Features : Field-Upgradeable; Streamlined Clinical Workflow with Full OIS Integration; High-Accuracy Beam Pointing with Submillimeter Position Tracking; Fast Volumetric and Layer Rescanning Capabilities; Supports Standard Gating Interface for Beam On/Off Hold

HYPERSCAN: Pencil Beam Scanning Delivered at Hyper Speed
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Radiation Oncology | August 15, 2014
Kettering Partnership With Elekta Aids Patients

Kettering's oncolcogy services worked with Elekta to provide the latest radiation therapy with the Veras HD system.

Kettering Partnership With Elekta Aids Patients
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Radiation Oncology | July 30, 2014
AAPM: The Impact of Imaging in Medical Physics

AAPM President John E. Bayouth, Ph.D., discusses the impact of imaging in medical physics, as well as training that is available through AAPM, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

AAPM: The Impact of Imaging in Medical Physics
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Radiation Oncology | July 30, 2014
Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Renal Sympathetic Nerve Ablation with Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D.

Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University, discusses stereotactic radiotherapy for renal sympathetic nerve ablation for the treatment of refractory hypertension, and some of the challenges involved, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Renal Sympathetic Nerve Ablation with Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D.
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Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2014
Using Radiosurgery for Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation

Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, discusses radiosurgery beyond cancer.

Using Radiosurgery for Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation
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Radiation Therapy | July 01, 2014
Therapist Describes Improved Treatment Process

Kettering Medical Center Therapist, Sarah Macke, describes how their center improved their treatment process with safety and efficiency.

Therapist Describes Improved Treatment Process
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Radiation Therapy | October 16, 2013
Varian Medical Systems Celebrates 65 Years

Varian Medical Systems celebrates its 65-year anniversary, focused around innovation, partnership, collaboration and service. As it looks to the next 65 years, the company's vision is focused on a world without fear of cancer. Varian's goal is to work closely with the clinical community to help remove fear, provide better tools and also software solutions that will improve care over time. At ASTRO 2013, Varian highlighted what is new this year: The first installations of the Edge Radiosurgery Suite CT on Rails solution for brachytherapy, in partnership with Siemens' Aria and Eclipse Version 11, with over 500 installations to date; Connectivity to Siemens accelerators currently in the process of regulatory filing; Launch of RapidPlan Knowledge-based planning system

Varian Medical Systems Celebrates 65 Years
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Treatment Planning | October 16, 2013
Varian Medical Systems' RapidPlan Knowledge-based Planning

Varian Medical Systems launched RapidPlan Knowledge-based Planning at ASTRO 2013. RapidPlan is a new paradigm for treatment planning that will change the way planning is done by helping facilities capture actual clinical practices based on treatment plans that have been done in the past. RapidPlan will help busy clinics increase efficiency overall for the treatment planning process. For clinics new to the technology, models from other clinics can be used, applying past learning experiences to their own model. And with academic medical centers, RapidPlan is a great tool for narrowing the variations between the different clinicians within the practice itself.

Varian Medical Systems' RapidPlan Knowledge-based Planning
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Brachytherapy Systems | October 09, 2013
Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy for Treating Skin Cancer

Esteya electronic brachytherapy by Nucletron, an Elekta company, is a new, high-precision treatment solution for treating skin cancer. Esteya mimics high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy by bringing a miniaturized X-ray source very close to the cancerous site, enabling the local application of radiation for effective treatment. By virtue of this direct delivery, Esteya can concentrate more therapeutic radiation to the disease target and minimize radiation to the surrounding tissues and organs. Notably, Esteya requires only minimal room shielding and features a compact design and exceptional mobility, allowing the treatment to occur virtually anywhere patients are seen. Esteya represents a desirable alternative to surgery, the therapy that patients most commonly select to treat their skin cancer. Esteya features: Patient-friendly design, with a high dose rate that enables treatment delivery in less than three minutes; user-centric operation, offering a highly efficient workflow and easy patient set-up; and attractive economic profile

Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy for Treating Skin Cancer
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Radiation Oncology | August 13, 2013
AAPM: Trends in Medical Physics

AAPM President John Hazle, Ph.D., discusses trends in medical physics and major initiatives that the association is addressing in 2014 with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.

AAPM: Trends in Medical Physics
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Radiation Oncology | December 07, 2012
Varian Highlights Edge Radiosurgery Suite at ASTRO 2012

Varian introduced the Edge radiosurgery Suite during ASTRO 2012. The system features real-time tumor tracking and a six-degree of freedom couch.

Varian Highlights Edge Radiosurgery Suite at ASTRO 2012
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Proton Therapy | November 20, 2012
IBA Offers Compact Proteus One Proton System

At ASTRO 2012, IBA featured a scale model install of its Proteus One compact proton system combined with the Philips Ambient Experience, designed to count patients through lighting visual effects.

IBA Offers Compact Proteus One Proton System
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Proton Therapy | November 20, 2012
Mevion Showcases Small Footprint Proton Therapy System

At ASTRO 2012, Mevion featured its compact Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System, which has a footprint comparable to traditional radiation therapy systems.

Mevion Showcases Small Footprint Proton Therapy System
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Treatment Planning | November 20, 2012
Ray Search Americas Highlights Latest Treatment Planning Technology

At ASTRO 2012, Ray Search Americas demonstrated the latest features for its radiation therapy treatment planning system.

Ray Search Americas Highlights Latest Treatment Planning Technology
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Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2012
Trends and Hot Topics in Medical Physics

Dr. Gary Ezzell, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), talks about current trends in medical physics, particularly the melding of imaging and radiation therapy to guide treatment. He also recaps some of the hot topics discussed at this year's annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C., and AAPM's key initiatives for the coming year.

Trends and Hot Topics in Medical Physics
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