Radiation Therapy Might be a Treatment Option for COVID-19

24. August 2020 Uncategorized 0
A recent article by the Journal of Nuclear Medicine is one of the first published studies to examine radiation therapy to treat COVID-19 patients. Researchers in New York radiolabeled the CR3022 human antibody with Iodine-131 as a targeted agent, since this antibody binds to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The researchers concluded, “Our results confirm the potential ...

RapidArc Rotational Radiation Therapy

12. August 2020 Uncategorized 0
RapidArc Rotational Radiation Therapy combines the most current technologies to decrease treatment times and radiation exposure for the patient. The technologies used in this process are Intensity Modulated Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), On-Board Imaging (OBI), and Cone Beam CT Scanning (CBCT).  Rapid Arc technology from Varian Medical Systems, a renowned leader in radiation ...

How Covid-19 is Impacting Radiation Oncology in the U.S.

17. July 2020 Uncategorized 0
As we continue to move forward in 2020 with Covid-19 seemingly expanding wider, oncologic care is finding itself in an uncommon and challenging dilemma between the goal to protect patients who are susceptible to Covid-19 while also trying to provide the important treatment they need in appropriate time frames so not to jeopardize treatment outcomes. ...

Improvements in Medical Imaging Reduces X-Ray Radiation Exposure

11. June 2020 Uncategorized 0
Utilizing X-ray image technology has been a staple in today’s medicine; however, it does create a significant risk to patients and medical personnel. Standard machines that offer X-ray treatments such as CT scanners, fluoroscopes, and mammography devices produce a considerable amount of hazardous radiation and are not very effective.    Usually, the X-ray machines have silicone-based ...

Improvements in Medical Imaging Reduces X-Ray Radiation Exposure

11. June 2020 Uncategorized 0
Utilizing X-ray image technology has been a staple in today’s medicine; however, it does create a significant risk to patients and medical personnel. Standard machines that offer X-ray treatments such as CT scanners, fluoroscopes, and mammography devices produce a considerable amount of hazardous radiation and are not very effective.  Usually, the X-ray machines have silicone-based detectors ...

The Linear Accelerator: What is It and How Does It Work

27. May 2020 Uncategorized 0
A linear accelerator (LINAC) is a machine most often used for delivering external radiation therapy to those dealing with cancer. The device uses a variety of methods to customize high energy x-rays to mirror an individual tumor’s shape so that radiation can be administered as accurately as possible.  LINAC devices efficiently target and destroy cancer ...

American College of Radiology Issues New Guidelines for Non-Urgent Treatments

11. May 2020 Uncategorized 0
On May 6th, 2020, the American College of Radiology (ARC) released new guidelines that can help radiology practices resume non-urgent treatments safely. Treatments that are considered non-urgent are mammograms, oncologic and orthopedic imaging, and image-guided biopsies. Most of these treatments do not include radiation therapy that often involves the use of Linear Accelerators and CT ...