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Radiotherapy is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells. Radiotherapy, which may be used for curative or adjuvant cancer treatment, is also used as palliative treatment or as therapeutic treatment. Radiotherapy has several applications in non-malignant conditions, such as the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, severe thyroid eye disease, pterygium, pigmented villonodular synovitis, prevention of keloid scar growth, and prevention of heterotopic ossification. The use of radiotherapy in non-malignant conditions is limited partly by worries about the risk of radiation-induced cancers. Radiotherapy is used for the treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), and may be used as the primary therapy. Radiotherapy is often combined with surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or some mixture of the three. Most common cancer types can be treated with radiotherapy in some way. The precise treatment intent (curative, adjuvant, neoadjuvant, therapeutic, or palliative) will depend on the tumour type, location, and stage, as well as the general health of the patient. Radiation therapy is commonly applied to the cancerous tumour. The radiation fields may also include the draining lymph nodes if they are clinically or radiologically involved with tumour, or if there is thought to be a risk of subclinical malignant spread. It is necessary to include a margin of normal tissue around the tumour to allow for uncertainties in daily set-up and internal tumour motion. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Radiotherapy’ in their stories:
Improved radiotherapy comfort for patients in Southend
A hospital in Southend has opted for Oncology Systems equipment to improve patient comfort in its radiotherapy department
Hydrogel system to be used for prostate cancer patients
A hydrogel from OSL is being used by Belfast Hospital in innovative radiotherapy treatment to improve the outcome for patients with prostate cancer
Linear accelerators enhance cancer care in Derby
Asteral is working on the replacement of three linear accelerators at the Royal Derby Hospital as part of its cancer care facility
Ethernet I/O modules run cyclotron control system for neutron radiotherapy
A Scanditronix MC-50 compact cyclotron was installed at the UW Medical Center in 1983. Its primary purpose is the production of fast neutrons (via 50.5 MeV protons on beryllium) for fast neutron radiotherapy. The original UWCC control system was run on a DEC PDP-11 with a custom centralised I/O syst
Improved accessibility to healthcare education
Students in the UK Midlands to gain clearer path into the healthcare sector with the signing of a new agreement by Birmingham City University
Wales materials facility established to support medical imaging
A new facility for providing advanced materials to cope with high magnetic fields generated by medical imaging systems has been set up in Wales
High performance imaging system increases capacity at UHNS
North Staffordshire hospital enhances its advanced imaging facilities with the addition of a hybrid PET-CT system supplied by Siemens Healthcare
Advanced radiation therapy equipment for Scandinavia
The first RayStation for performing advanced radiation therapy will be sold into Scandinavia for the treatment of patients with cancer
Novalis certification for Norton Healthcare
Norton Healthcare will become a Novalis certified radiosurgery centre for the treatment of cancer after gaining appropriate certification
Radiation therapy planning tool on show at ASTRO
Brainlab is attending the a radiation oncology event in Atlanta to demonstrate its planning applications for radiotherapy
Alaskan clinic installs only dedicated intracranial radiosurgery system in the state
In Alaska's expanse of more than 586,000 square miles, Anchorage Radiation Therapy Center (ARTC) becomes the first Alaskan clinic to offer dedicated brain stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with its acquisition of Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion system.
UK's first integrated MR/PET system supports pioneering research
The University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is celebrating the one year anniversary of the installation of the UK's first MR/PET system, the Biograph mMR supplied by Siemens Healthcare.
Toshiba supplies Japan's NIRS with rotating gantry of superconducting magnets for carbon ion radiotherapy
Toshiba receives an order from Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) for the world's first rotating gantry irradiation system with superconducting magnets for a carbon ion radiotherapy system.
RaySearch Laboratories collaborates with Brainlab to automate dose optimisation
RaySearch Laboratories agrees to collaborate with Brainlab in the field of treatment planning for radiation therapy and dose optimisation with the goal to automate crucial steps in the treatment process.
Concord Medical launches of mobile health application in Chinese
Concord Medical Services, a leading specialty hospital management solution provider, operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centres in China and the parent of Chang'an Hospital, launches DoctorInPocket or Zhang Shang Chun Yu, in Chinese, a mobile health application.
Varian planning software connected with Siemens linear accelerators
The Ohio State University (Ohio State) are now using Varian Medical Systems software to plan and manage radiotherapy treatments delivered on a Siemens medical linear accelerator.
Elekta-Equra Health partnership boosts South African cancer patients access to radiation therapy
To address the growing need for radiation therapy services in South Africa, Equra Health (Cape Town) is entering into a long-term agreement with Elekta in which Equra will acquire 15 Elekta radiation therapy systems and allied equipment.
St James's Institute of Oncology acquires two Elekta Versa HD radiotherapy systems
St James's Institute of Oncology, a radiotherapy centre in the UK, orders two Versa HD systems, an advanced linear accelerator designed to improve patient care and treat a wide range of tumours throughout the body.
Puerto Rico's Caribbean Imaging and Radiation Therapy Center boosts radiation therapy capabilities
Serving a region of 650,000 inhabitants in southern, central and western Puerto Rico, Caribbean Imaging and Radiation Therapy (CIRT, Ponce, Puerto Rico) Center is improving radiation therapy capabilities with the acquisition of an Elekta Versa HD system, the first in Puerto Rico.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre joins Elekta and Philips Research Consortium to validate MRI-guided radiation therapy
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, Canada) will join Elekta and Royal Philips Electronics in their growing consortium to validate the clinical potential of MRI-guided radiation therapy.
Neusoft Medical launches new diagnostics solutions for global markets
Neusoft Medical Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neusoft, is launching a variety of new products to the global market in the categories of CT, digital X-ray, diagnostic ultrasound system, and clinical examination equipment.
BMI Healthcare London Hospitals implement patient focused breast cancer radiation treatment
Two London hospitals, BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital and BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, say that their consultants will be the first in the UK to utilise a new single dose form of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for early stage 1 and 2 breast cancer patients provided by Oncotherapy Resources (ORL)
Elekta and Philips research consortium on MRI-guided radiation therapy adds NKI-AVL hospital
The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) signs an agreement with Elekta and Royal Philips Electronics to join a research group to advance the development of ground-breaking image-guided treatment technology for cancer care.
MD Anderson Cancer Center acquires duo of HD linear accelerators
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) purchases two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators.
Prostate cancer patient receives first treatment new real-time brachytherapy planning system
A prostate cancer patient is the first person in the world to be treated using the latest version of Varian's Vitesse real time planning solution for planning and performing advanced high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments.
Uppsala University Hospital uses two linear accelerators with beam shaping technology to boost speed of radiotherapy
Uppsala University Hospital becomes the first clinic in Scandinavia to treat cancer patients using radiotherapy systems equipped with Elekta’s innovative Agility 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC).
RaySearch licenses GSI technology for calculating radiobiological effective dose in ion beam treatments
RaySearch Laboratories is entering into a license agreement with GSI Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany (GSI) regarding techniques for calculating radiobiological effective dose in ion beam treatments.
New GPS-based system reduces the risk of heart disease after radiotherapy for breast cancer
Varian Medical Systems' Calypso System is a tool designed to help doctors reduce women's risk of developing heart disease years after treatment for breast cancer.
Swiss radiotherapy clinic installs advanced linear accelerator solution
Cancer patients referred to Hopital Riviera's (Vevey, Switzerland) new radiotherapy clinic will soon benefit from the centre's acquisition of Elekta's advanced new linear accelerator, Versa HD.
Advanced linear accelerator delivers higher-quality radiation therapy for more patients, more cancer types
Elekta is launching Versa HD, an advanced linear accelerator system designed to improve patient care and treat a broader spectrum of cancers.
Varian Medical Systems receives 510(k) clearance for brachytherapy treatment planning software
Varian Medical Systems receives an FDA 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer.
Elekta and Philips collaborates with MD Anderson Cancer Center to research MRI-guided radiation therapy
Elekta and Philips Electronics is collaborating with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas) following the signing of an agreement to join a research group to advance the development of an innovative image-guided treatment technology for cancer care. The technology merges
Elekta receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 4D monitoring software to support prostate cancer radiotherapy
Elekta receives 510(k) clearance for its Clarity 4D Monitoring software, enabling US medical centres to implement this new way of reducing the uncertainty caused by prostate motion during radiation treatment.
Clinical study to treat recurrent rectal cancer with hyperthermia system
BSD Medical reports initiation of a Phase I/II clinical study (HyRec-Trial) using the BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System (BSD-2000) to deliver hyperthermia in combination with chemotherapy (5-FU/oxaliplatin) and radiotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer.
High intensity mode TrueBeam medical linear accelerators receive regulatory clearance in India
Varian Medical Systems receives regulatory clearance from the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for the use of the company's TrueBeam High Intensity Mode for advanced radiosurgical treatments.
Nairobi Hospital in Kenya begins treating cancer with advanced radiotherapy solution
A modern medical linear accelerator is installed at The Nairobi Hospital in Kenya to provide local cancer patients with advanced radiotherapy treatments for the first time.
Varian Medical Systems seeks Russia-based suppliers and local research collaborations
Varian Medical Systems is reinforcing the company's commitment to the Russian Federation by actively seeking Russia-based suppliers and local R and D collaborations.
Elekta introduces MOSAIQ connectivity for microSelectron digital brachytherapy afterloader
Elekta's MOSAIQ Oncology Information System (OIS) v 2.50 now includes connectivity with Nucletron's microSelectron Digital afterloader.
TomoTherapy delivers faster, 3D image-guided radiation therapy to radiation oncology patients
Accuray is launching the company's new TomoTherapy H Series, featuring the TomoHDA System, which offers faster planning, faster delivery and increased quality.
Research programme focuses on development of cancer care by integrating linear accelerator and MRI
Elekta is partnering with Philips Electronics to expand a joint programme to develop a breakthrough in cancer care with an imaging-treatment platform that merges radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology in a single treatment system.
Study shows threefold increase in tumour destruction with hyperthermia device for advanced rectal cancer patients
BSD Medical is publishing study results that demonstrate improved rates of complete pathological tumour response (no evidence of viable tumour in primary tumour and lymph nodes) in advanced rectal cancer patients from the addition of hyperthermia, delivered using the BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System.
Leading Austrian particle therapy centre invests in new treatment planning system
RaySearch Laboratories receives an order for its RayStation treatment planning system from MedAustron in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Copenhagen University Hospital explores soft tissue imaging technology solution
Continuing its tradition of IGRT firsts, Copenhagen University Hospital (CUH, Herlev) is the first hospital in Scandinavia to acquire Elekta's Clarity soft tissue visualization system with
Harley Street Clinic uses real-time tracking system for prostate tumours
Clinicians at the Harley Street Clinic in London are using the Calypso 'GPS for the Body' system from Varian Medical Systems to provide real-time tracking of tumours during prostate cancer radiotherapy treatments.
Danish install innovative beam-shaping solution for radiotherapy
Odense University Hospital (OUH) and Vejle Hospital are the first Danish medical centres to use Elekta treatment systems with an integrated Agility 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC).
Scottish cancer centre uses high intensity radiotherapy to deliver precise brain radiosurgery
Clinicians at one of the UK's largest radiotherapy departments are starting brain radiosurgery treatments that enable patients to spend less time on the treatment table while aiding precision by minimising the chance of movement during treatment.
UK hospitals start advanced stereotactic lung cancer treatments using RapidArc radiosurgery
Several National Health Service hospitals in the UK begin delivering stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) using Varian Medical Systems' RapidArc radiosurgery technology for lung cancer patients as an alternative option to surgery.
RaySearch lands first RayStation order from Australia
RaySearch Laboratories receives an order for its RayStation treatment planning system from The Radiation Oncology Institute in New South Wales, Australia.
NCCS clinicians harness MRI to tailor brachytherapy radiation dose to tumour
The ability of MRI to create images of the body's soft tissues - and the tumours that arise amid them - is helping physicians at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumours, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs an
Varian Medical Systems invests in professional training to improve Brazilian radiation therapy
Varian Medical Systems is launching Portuguese versions of the company's software systems for planning and managing radiotherapy treatments.
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