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Image: The SpaceOAR system benefits (Photo courtesy of Augmenix).

Injectable Spacer Preserves Bowels During Prostate Radiotherapy

A novel hydrogel rectal spacer used during radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer results in significantly less rectal toxicity and urinary incontinence, according to a new study. More...
20 Oct 2016
Image: According to a new study, women with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) side effects when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) (Photo courtesy of ASTRO).

IMRT Causes Fewer Bowel and Bladder Problems in Women

Researchers at Yonsei University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and other institutions conducted a multi-center, international study to assess the impact of IMRT, as compared to standard four-field radiation therapy (RT), in 278 patients with cervical or endometrial cancer who received pelvic RT post-operatively at cancer centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea. Patients were randomly assigned to receive standard RT or IMRT. More...
20 Oct 2016
Image: The directional emission of 164-keV γ-rays from the nuclei of the 131mXe radioactive tracer (Photo courtesy of Nature).

Novel Imaging and Spectroscopy Technique Unveiled

Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging technique that combines nuclear imaging using gamma-ray cameras and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). More...
18 Oct 2016
Image: An example of dose distribution of SBRT for lung cancer (Photo courtesy of the NIH).

SBRT Improves NSCLC Survival Rates in Elderly Patients

Survival rates of elderly patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have risen dramatically over the past decade, concurrent with the increasing adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to a new study. More...
14 Oct 2016
Image: The Somatom Confidence RT Pro CT scanner (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

Dedicated CT Scanner Advances Radiation Therapy Simulation

A new computerized tomography (CT) scanner provides personalized images for radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning. More...
12 Oct 2016
Image: The Z-System proton therapy and radiation therapy positioning system (Photo courtesy of ZDi Solutions).

New Proton and Radiation Therapy Positioning Equipment Announced

A radiation oncology patient positioning and immobilization device manufacturer has announced a new lightweight patient positioning device for proton therapy and conventional radiation therapy facilities. More...
12 Oct 2016
Image: Researchers performing a procedure using antibody fragments (Photo courtesy of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).

Antibody Fragments Used in Pre-Clinical Pancreatic Cancer Imaging

Researchers have shown that certain antibody fragments can be coupled with Zirconium, a Copper-based PET imaging agent, and a fluorescent imaging agent without impacting immunoreactivity, to target bladder and pancreatic cancer. More...
11 Oct 2016

The Nuclear Medicine channel of MedImaging brings the latest in research and clinical radiotherapy, proton therapy, PET-CT, SPECT, SQUID, radiopharmacology, scintillography, trends and safety concerns.
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