ViewRay lands Japanese regulatory approval for MRI linac
March 15, 2018 -- Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has secured approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare to market MRIdian Linac, the company's linear accelerator-based MRI-guided radiation therapy system.
Varian bid for Sirtex clears regulatory hurdle
March 15, 2018 -- Varian Medical Systems' proposed acquisition of Sirtex Medical has been cleared by U.S. antitrust authorities and the German Federal Cartel Office.
ASRT backs ASTRO safety, quality initiative
March 14, 2018 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has provided financial support to a national patient safety initiative sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
ASTRO releases new breast radiation therapy guideline
March 12, 2018 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new clinical guideline for whole-breast radiation therapy in breast cancer.
Mirada upgrades radiation treatment software
March 12, 2018 -- Imaging software developer Mirada Medical is set to release Workflow Box 2.0 for automating imaging workflow in radiation treatment planning.
Quality of breast cancer care lower in U.S. territories
March 7, 2018 -- The quality of breast cancer care among female Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. territories is lower than for those in the continental U.S., according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Siris signs on UCSF for radiation oncology software
March 7, 2018 -- Radiation oncology decision-support software developer Siris Medical has received an order from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for its QuickMatch software.
Varian touts proton therapy educational milestone
March 5, 2018 -- Varian Medical Systems is highlighting an educational milestone at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, with more than 150 medical professionals completing proton therapy training using the company's ProBeam image-guided intensity-modulated therapy device.
Cancer: Breast radiation therapy isn't so bad
March 1, 2018 -- Women with breast cancer who undergo radiation therapy may have fears about the treatment, but their actual experiences are better than expected, according to research published February 26 in Cancer.
Elekta partners with NY cancer center on radiation therapy
February 27, 2018 -- Radiation oncology vendor Elekta and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City have entered into a research agreement that allows the center to use the company's MR-guided radiation therapy technology for cancer care.
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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