Companies partner on gallium-68 imaging
May 6, 2020 -- ARTMS Products and Telix Pharmaceuticals have signed a partnership covering the manufacturing of a radiopharmaceutical-based imaging agent based on the gallium-68 isotope.
ASTRO switches to online annual meeting
May 5, 2020 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced that it will hold its annual meeting in October online rather than conducting it onsite in Miami.
COVID-19 affects Varian's Q2 results
May 5, 2020 -- Due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems posted mixed financial results in its second quarter of fiscal 2020.
Pay attention to patient portals
April 30, 2020 -- Patients appreciate getting imaging results both via direct provider contact and via electronic patient portals – but they may have less understanding of advanced imaging results when they receive them online, according to a study published April 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
April 29, 2020 -- Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine tumors should receive and carry a travel card with details of their regimen to reduce unnecessary security checkpoint delays, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Mevion gets proton therapy nod in Canada
April 23, 2020 -- Mevion Medical Systems has received a medical device license from Health Canada for its Mevion S250i proton therapy system with the company's Hyperscan pencil beam scanning technology.
AI can enhance MRI-guided radiation therapy plans
April 21, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can rapidly predict 3D dose distributions for online adaptive MRI-guided radiation therapy plans, enabling swift optimization and quality assessment of these treatments, according to research published online April 19 in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  Discuss
Brainlab gets CE Mark for ExacTrac Dynamic
April 21, 2020 -- Image-guided therapy developer Brainlab has received the CE Mark for its ExacTrac Dynamic patient positioning and monitoring system for use in radiation therapy.
Insurance change leads to more hypofractionated therapy
April 16, 2020 -- A change in one major health insurer's utilization management policy led to a significant increase in shorter, hypofractionated radiotherapy treatments for women with breast cancer -- in agreement with evidence-based treatment guidelines, according to the findings of a study published on April 16 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
April 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in Radiology and Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
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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