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Image: The ZAP-X gyroscopic radiosurgery platform (Photo courtesy of ZAP Surgical Systems).

Gyroscopic Radiosurgery Platform Ablates Brain Tumors

A novel radiotherapy (RT) platform delivers high-dose stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to non-invasively ablate brain tumors and other select intracranial conditions. More...
11 Feb 2019
Image: The Xsoft Axxent eBx isotope-free radiotherapy source (Photo courtesy of Xoft).

Electronic Brachytherapy Effective for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is a clinically effective, faster, and easier alternative to whole breast radiation therapy following lumpectomy, according to a new study. More...
22 Jan 2019
Image: Brachytherapy seeds provide better results for intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

Brachytherapy Optimal for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

A new study reveals that brachytherapy causes less toxicity during treatment of prostate cancer than a combination of brachytherapy plus external beam therapy (EBT). More...
14 Jan 2019
Image: A new study claims axillary radiotherapy is a good option for treating metastatic breast cancer (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Axillary Radiotherapy and SNL Surgery Show Comparable Outcomes

Patients with early-stage breast cancer had similar recurrence and survival rates for both axillary lymph node radiotherapy (RT) and dissection, according to a new study. More...
31 Dec 2018
Image: Precise surface x-ray emissions target scar tissue (Image courtesy of Sensus Healthcare).

Superficial Radiation System Treats Keloid Scars

A novel image-guided superficial radiation therapy (SRT) system offers a non-invasive, painless option for treating keloid scars. More...
13 Dec 2018
Image: MURR is the only supplier of I-131 in the United States (Photo courtesy of University of Missouri).

U.S. Manufacture of I-131 Renewed after 30 Years

The University of Missouri Research Reactor recently shipped the first batch of Iodine-131 (I-131), a critical radioisotope used for diagnoses and treatment of thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. The shipment makes MURR the first U.S. supplier of I-131 since the 1980s, and the only supplier currently in the United States. More...
05 Dec 2018
Image: An 85cm wide bore facilitates CT imaging and nuclear medicine (Photo courtesy of Fujifilm).

Wide Bore CT Enhances Oncologic Radiotherapy Treatment

A novel 85cm wide bore computed tomography (CT) imaging unit offers enhanced and efficient CT radiotherapy treatment (RT) planning capabilities. More...
15 Nov 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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