ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal April 18, 2019 -- Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution agreement with Minogue Medical for that company to serve as its exclusive Canadian distributor of the MRIdian system.
Ga-68 PSMA-PET/CT for prostate wins Australian favor April 17, 2019 -- When a prostate cancer staging exam is needed, clinicians at one Australian hospital are overwhelmingly choosing PET/CT with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), according to a study published online April 11 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Discuss
NRG Oncology receives $95M in NCI funding April 17, 2019 -- The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded funding of more than $95 million to NRG Oncology to continue its work as a lead protocol organization program.
Alpha Tau receives ISO certification April 11, 2019 -- Israeli radiation therapy technology developer Alpha Tau Medical said it has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485:2016 certification.
ASTRO hails new anti-self-referral legislation April 11, 2019 -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is applauding the introduction of the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2019, a new bill in the U.S. Congress that would eliminate the in-office exemption for four services -- including advanced imaging and radiation therapy -- from anti-self-referral provisions of the Stark law.
Varian touts preclinical Flash therapy results at AACR April 3, 2019 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems is touting the results of a preclinical study on an ultrahigh dose rate cancer treatment with protons, which the company is calling Flash therapy. The results, presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Atlanta, showed that Flash therapy reduced toxicity in both healthy tissues and organs.
AI improves contouring accuracy for radiation oncology April 2, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide accurate, fast, and automated contouring of primary tumor volumes on multiparametric MR images of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients, potentially improving outcomes from radiation therapy, according to research published online March 26 in Radiology. Discuss
Radiation therapy (RT) could be more effective in African-American men with prostate cancer than previously realized, according to data presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting. Read more