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2011-07-11 07:00:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advances in radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer were among the many topics discussed during four days of scientific presentations at the Thirteenth Annual Congress of the Brazilian Society of Radiotherapy (SBRT), held in Rio de Janeiro last month. The Congress, attended by 900 clinical professionals from across Latin America, featured distinguished experts from around the world who discussed the use of advanced forms of radiotherapy in...

2011-06-02 01:23:48

Intensity modulated radiation therapy, a newer, more precise form of radiation therapy, causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects when combined with hormone therapy than using three-dimensional radiation therapy, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Three-dimensional radiation therapy (3D-CRT) combined with hormone...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

CRAWLEY, England, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) techniques have enhanced radiotherapy precision, Elekta continues working to decrease treatment session times through automated IGRT tools. Odense University Hospital (OUH, Odense, Denmark) clinicians are the first in the world to use a 3D seed matching feature of Elekta's Intuity(TM) IGRT package. The software quickly and automatically pinpoints the position of gold seeds that doctors implant in the...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Booth #H1/E32 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will exhibit a wide selection of X-ray tubes and flat panel image detectors for digital radiography (DR) at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) meeting in Shenzhen, China, April 16-18, 2011. Varian will also demonstrate new technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Varian's exhibit will showcase: PaxScan® dynamic X-ray image...

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published "Medical Imaging Markets" report that global spending on medical imaging equipment exceeded $21 billion in 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.trimarkpublications.com/products/Medical-Imaging-Markets.html. Medical imaging can be categorized into nine main modalities: X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed...

2011-03-15 08:00:00

NOTTINGHAM, England, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) effectively and safely involves careful coordination of sophisticated systems, such as the therapy machine and its imaging subsystems, as well as the electronic medical record (EMR) used to schedule and record patient treatments. Clinicians at Nottingham University Hospital are piloting their new IGRT program with SYNERGISTIQ(TM), Elekta's workflow management system for Elekta...


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