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Image: A new protective agent reduces severe inflammation in the oral cavity following RT (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Protective Agent Dramatically Cuts Post-Radiation Mucositis

A novel agent could dramatically reduce the incidence of severe oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy (RT), according to a new study. More...
26 Sep 2018
Image: Research suggests radioctive radium may increase mortality and fracture risk (Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock).

Radium-223 Dichloride Should be Used with Caution

The European Medicines Agency recommends that use of the novel radiopharmaceutical radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) in metastasized prostate cancer (PC) should be restricted. More...
29 Aug 2018
Radcal
Image: The SpaceOAR system protects surrounding tissues during prostate RT (Photo courtesy of Augmenix).

Rectal Spacer Reduces Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Times

A new study suggests that combining stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) with a hydrogel rectal spacer allows men to complete radiotherapy (RT) in only five sessions, instead of the typical 37. More...
23 Aug 2018
Image: A novel imaging system visualizes RT in real time (Photo courtesy of DoseOptics).

Radiation Beam Imaging System Observes RT in Action

A novel imaging system provides real-time visualization of radiotherapy (RT) beam shape at the point of incidence and exit. More...
10 Aug 2018
Image: Magtrace particles and the Sentimag magnetic localization system (Photo courtesy of Endomagnetics).

Magnetic Lymph Node Detector Eliminates Radioactive Injections

A novel magnetic localization system guides sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsies in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy. More...
09 Aug 2018
Italray
Image: The Radixact image guided, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) system (Photo courtesy of Accuray).

Advanced TomoTherapy Platform Improves RT Workflow

A next generation TomoTherapy platform is capable of treating virtually any radiation therapy (RT) indication including breast, lung, prostate, and head and neck cancers. More...
08 Aug 2018
Image: An HDR surface brachytherapy contoured applicator created with Bolus 3D (Photo courtesy of Adaptiiv).

Software Prints Individual Boluses from CT Images

An advanced software solution enables the creation of customized personal radiation therapy (RT) boluses using three-dimensional (3D) printing, primarily for the treatment of cancer. More...
03 Aug 2018


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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