IBA posts mixed 2018 financial results
March 21, 2019 -- Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted mixed results for its 2018 fiscal year. Read More
Varian holds inaugural meeting of FlashForward group
March 21, 2019 -- Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems held the first meeting of its FlashForward Consortium in Atlanta on March 8 and 9. Read More
Canada readies huge investment in TRIUMF
March 20, 2019 -- The Canadian government is set to commit its largest single investment to date to support TRIUMF, the country's particle accelerator center. Read More
Can radiation therapy and cremation safely coexist?
March 14, 2019 -- An increasing number of cancer patients are undergoing advanced radiation therapy procedures such as radionuclide treatment. Yet more individuals are choosing cremation over burial -- leading some to wonder if the two trends are incompatible. They're not, according to a March 12 online presentation by representatives from Image Wisely. Read More
3D models could help reduce radiotherapy's side effects
March 14, 2019 -- 3D models could help decrease radiotherapy side effects, according to a study published online March 7 in Advanced Materials Technologies. Read More
DOSIsoft wins FDA nod for Planet Onco Dose software
March 13, 2019 -- Radiation oncology and nuclear medicine software developer DOSIsoft has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its Planet Onco Dose software for molecular imaging and molecular radiotherapy dosimetry applications. Read More
ASTRO updates radiation oncology safety guide
March 13, 2019 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has published an updated version of its comprehensive radiation oncology safety reference guide. Read More
Ontario ban on cremation after brachytherapy draws scrutiny
March 12, 2019 -- The Canadian province of Ontario is examining rules that ban the cremation of patients who have died after receiving brachytherapy implants as part of radiation therapy treatments. Opponents of the ban say it has led to some patients refusing to receive brachytherapy, according to a March 7 article by CBC News. Read More
ACR, AAPM address radiation incident in Ariz. crematory
March 5, 2019 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) have issued a statement to allay growing concern over radiation exposure after researchers identified radioactivity being emitted from crematory equipment. Read More
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