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2010-02-09 09:00:00

Initiative to focus on 3 types of procedures with high radiation doses SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced an initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy. These procedures are the greatest contributors to total radiation exposure within the U.S. population and use much higher radiation doses than...

2010-02-05 14:08:23

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have released practice guidelines for image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the February issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of ASTRO. These guidelines were released as educational tools to assist practitioners in providing appropriate, effective and safe medical care for patients. IGRT uses...

2010-01-21 07:00:00

SYDNEY, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Radiation Oncology Department at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney has become the first in Australia to be formally accredited by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy, as a teaching facility for image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). The hospital will hold four IGRT courses in 2010 and there are plans to extend this accreditation to other advanced techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and...

2009-11-27 10:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Booth - 3646/South Hall A - Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital image detectors, will exhibit its full range of detectors at the RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. from November 29 - December 3, 2009. Varian will also be exhibiting X-ray tube technology for multiple modalities as well as specialized cancer treatment technologies. Varian's exhibit will showcase the latest...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clinicians using RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast, precise, non-invasive cancer treatments have found that they are able to substantially reduce scatter dose to surrounding healthy tissues, according to several presentations and posters presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago. With RapidArc, doctors were able to quickly administer image-guided...

2009-10-02 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center has purchased four radiation therapy treatment systems from Elekta, including three Elekta Infinity and one Elekta Synergy® S. The order, which includes information management software, will enable the facility to offer patients a complete cancer treatment solution from the company. The three Infinity systems position MGH to take advantage of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), a...

2009-09-02 15:30:17

Moderately to severely obese prostate cancer patients may have improved treatment outcomes when treated with image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) over traditional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) because IGRT corrects for prostate shifts, which, if not planned for, can lead to incorrect doses of radiation to the disease site, according to a study in the September 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for...

2009-05-19 10:02:53

Current radiation therapy treatment damages a patient's healthy tissue as well as eradicating the tumor it is intended to destroy, making the treatment especially invasive and often causing nasty side effects. A new development in radiotherapy will enable a far more precise and accurate treatment for cancerous tumors by using real-time images to guide the radiation beam. Real-time image-guided radiotherapy, combining radiation treatment with non-invasive MR imaging, would be far less harmful...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics Study Finds that Resonant Medical's Clarity Breast System Provides Enhanced Image Information for Planning Partial Breast Irradiation Treatment MONTREAL, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers report in the February 1st issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics that the use of 3D ultrasound with the Clarity(TM) Breast System provided enhanced image information to enable radiation oncologists to better...

2009-02-19 11:12:00

WINNIPEG, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced a five-year research initiative to focus on the development and commercialization of MR-guided radiation therapy and interventional procedures, working with the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. The collaboration signals the entry of IMRIS into the field of image guided radiation therapy, expanding on its existing expertise in neurosurgery. IMRIS, a market leader in the field...


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