Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence December 11, 2018 -- Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain metastases who received radiation therapy? While PET and conventional MRI performed about the same, MRI gets the edge if advanced scanning sequences are used, according to a Korean study in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Discuss
Adaptiiv adds updates to 3D Bolus software December 11, 2018 -- 3D-printed medical device manufacturer Adaptiiv has released the latest version of its medical software, 3D Bolus 2.0, for 3D printing patient-specific radiotherapy boluses based on CT scans.
RaySearch to add treatment control feature December 11, 2018 -- Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories said it will develop a treatment control feature, RayCommand, to work in conjunction with its RayStation treatment planning system and RayCare oncology information system.
Cianna touts SAVI Scout results at SABCS December 10, 2018 -- At this week's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), breast tumor localization technology provider Cianna Medical is highlighting preliminary data documenting the safe use of its SAVI Scout to localize axillary lymph nodes before starting chemotherapy treatment.
FDA clears Elekta's Unity MR radiation therapy system December 6, 2018 -- Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has received 510(k) premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Elekta Unity MR radiation therapy system for sale and clinical use in the U.S.
Varian gets China OK for Halcyon system November 28, 2018 -- Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems has received clearance for its Halcyon system by the China National Medical Product Administration.
DOSIsoft gets FDA OK for ThinkQA-EPIbeam, updates Planet Dose November 27, 2018 -- Radiation oncology and nuclear medicine software provider DOSIsoft has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its ThinkQA-EPIbeam modular software suite and has also launched an updated version of its Planet Dose dosimetry system for molecular radiotherapy.
UVA physicians win $1.8M NIH radiation therapy grant November 15, 2018 -- A husband-and-wife physician team at the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research of a new radiation therapy technique for women with early-stage breast cancer.