BWXT to manufacture Boston Scientific's TheraSphere glass microspheres
May 10, 2021 -- Medical isotope and radiopharmaceutical supplier BWXT Medical has signed an agreement with Boston Scientific to manufacture that firm's TheraSphere yttrium-90 glass microspheres. Read More
Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
April 29, 2021 -- 3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protect healthy structures in the gastrointestinal tract during radiation therapy procedures, according to research published online April 27 in Advanced Science. Read More
Isotopia backs development of 'virtual' biopsy
April 29, 2021 -- Isotopia Molecular Imaging has announced it is backing research led by Israeli investigators who are developing a radiopharmaceutical to detect small, aggressive cancerous tumors. Read More
ASRT announces distinguished author award winners
April 28, 2021 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has announced recipients of its distinguished author awards, which recognize the best peer-reviewed articles published in the society's scientific journals in 2020. Read More
Accuray to tap Japanese market for ClearRT
April 22, 2021 -- Accuray has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to sell its ClearRT helical fanbeam kVCT imaging system in Japan. Read More
Groups launch registry to promote SPECT for prostate cancer
April 21, 2021 -- The Oncidium Foundation and Telix Pharmaceuticals have launched a registry to promote the use of SPECT with a prostate-specific membrane antigen agent for prostate cancer detection. Read More
RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan
April 16, 2021 -- RaySearch Laboratories said that its RayStation treatment planning system has been used to treat the first patients at a new carbon ion therapy center at Yamagata University Hospital in Japan. Read More
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market. Read More
Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership
April 15, 2021 -- Canon Medical Systems USA said it is expanding its partnership with RaySearch Laboratories to distribute Canon CT and PET/CT scanners in the U.S. Read More
Reps. ask CMS to change policy on radiopharmaceuticals
April 14, 2021 -- Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to change what they said was a fundamentally flawed policy of reimbursing diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as ancillary supplies for procedures. Read More
Special Feature
IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. Read more