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Image: Photon beam therapy has fewer side effects in pediatric cancer treatment (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Proton Therapy as Effective as Standard Radiation Therapy

 Cancer patients who receive proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared to those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy (RT), claims a new study. More...
08 Jan 2020
Image: Acupuncture can reduce the severity of radiation induced dry mouth (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Acupuncture Reduces Radiation-Induced Xerostomia

 A new study shows that acupuncture can help prevent the dry mouth experienced by patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy (RT). More...
30 Dec 2019
Image: Lithium can help restore cognition after brain irradiation (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Lithium Reverses Radiation Brain Damage and Rescues Cognition

 A new study shows that lithium can help reverse irradiation-induced loss of hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive impairment. More...
27 Nov 2019
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
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


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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