Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk
October 23, 2020 -- Using proton therapy to treat lung cancer patients may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, according to research to be presented October 25 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology 2020 virtual meeting.  Discuss
Canon launches CT scanner with 90-cm bore at ASTRO 2020
October 23, 2020 -- Canon Medical Systems is taking advantage of this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual meeting to launch Aquilion Exceed LB, a CT scanner dedicated to radiation therapy planning. The new scanner sports a wide 90-cm bore and other features like artificial intelligence-based image reconstruction.  Discuss
ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline
October 23, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a new guideline for using radiation therapy to treat rectal cancer. The document was published October 20 in Practical Radiation Oncology.
RefleXion to present at ASTRO 2020
October 23, 2020 -- Radiation therapy equipment developer RefleXion Medical announced that seven clinical abstracts evaluating the use of its biology-guided radiotherapy technology are being presented during the virtual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2020 annual meeting.
Mevion touts Flash research at ASTRO 2020
October 23, 2020 -- Mevion Medical Systems is highlighting its research and development regarding Flash therapy using Mevion S250i compact proton accelerators during the virtual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19
October 22, 2020 -- Radiation therapy procedure volume has remained relatively stable throughout 2020, bucking a trend seen in diagnostic radiology, in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major drops in imaging exam volume. That's according to a new report on radiation oncology by market research firm IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy
October 21, 2020 -- The radiation oncology community has cause for celebration as the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to postpone for six months the implementation of its Radiation Oncology (RO) Model, a controversial new method of paying for radiation therapy treatments.  Discuss
ViewRay touts MRIdian papers at ASTRO 2020
October 21, 2020 -- ViewRay will be showcasing the application of its MRI-guided radiation therapy system in presentations across a range of tumor types at the upcoming American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual meeting.
ASRT expands scholarships for 2021-2022
October 20, 2020 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation said it plans to offer more than $250,000 in scholarship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year, including more than $20,000 for three new scholarships aimed at improving diversity and inclusion in healthcare.
Varian shareholders approve Siemens deal
October 16, 2020 -- Varian Medical Systems announced on October 15 that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company by Siemens Healthineers.
Special Feature
IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. Read more