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Latest Image-guided radiation therapy Stories

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...

2008-10-27 18:00:00

Alliance Imaging, Inc. (NYSE:AIQ), a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, has named Richard J. Hall President of Alliance Oncology and Mark Carol, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer for Alliance. Both executives will join Alliance on November 3, 2008 and will report to Paul Viviano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "These appointments fill key positions that will support our business performance and strategic growth...

2008-10-24 09:00:26

LUCERNE, Switzerland, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems is announcing the one thousandth installation of its On- Board Imager(R) image-guidance system for targeted radiotherapy at Kantonsspital in Lucerne, Switzerland. The On-Board Imager(R) is a robotic X-ray device mounted on a medical linear accelerator which generates high quality images used to precisely position cancer patients for radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Before its introduction, radiation oncologists...