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Image: Plastic collimator samples made using 3D printing (Photo courtesy of TPU)

3D Printed Plastics Could Replace Metallic Collimators

3D printing of plastic collimators for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) could improve accuracy and reduce dose delivery and collimator manufacturing time, claims a new study. More...
18 Nov 2019
Image: The HBOT chamber at Sahlgrenska Academy (Photo courtesy of Sahlgrenska Academy).

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Relieves RT Side Effects

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reduces the self-reported symptoms and side effects of cancer radiotherapy (RT) in the pelvic region, according to a new study. More...
30 Oct 2019
Sun Nuclear/Gammex
Image: The Radiance330 proton therapy system treatment room (Photo courtesy of ProTom International).

Single Room System Advances Proton Therapy Accessibility

A compact proton therapy (PT) system equipped with advanced pencil beam scanning and integrated imaging and control systems expand the accessibility of PT. More...
17 Oct 2019
Image: A new study claims hippocampal avoidance during WBRT improves cognition (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Whole-Brain RT Recommended for Patients with Brain Metastases

A new study shows that patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy (RT) experience fewer neurologic symptoms and better cognition over time when hippocampal neural stem cells are protected. More...
10 Oct 2019
Image: According to a new study, RT can offer hope the VT patients who have exhausted other options (Photo courtesy of SPL).

RT Offers Hope for High-Risk Arrhythmia Patients

A single, high dose of radiation therapy (RT) can dramatically reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) for more than two years, according to a new study. More...
09 Oct 2019
Clear Image Devices
Image: Prostate cancer survivors do not need immediate post-surgical RT, according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Prostate Cancer Survivors Can Forgo Postoperative Radiotherapy

A new study shows no difference in disease recurrence between men who underwent radiotherapy (RT) shortly after surgery and men who had RT later. More...
08 Oct 2019
Image: The ProBeam 360° system is now available in multi-room configurations (Photo courtesy of Varian Medical Systems).

Proton Therapy System Available in Multi-Room Configuration

The Varian Medical Systems configuration, which allows cancer centers to tailor the system to meet clinical, research, and capacity needs. More...
02 Oct 2019

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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