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 ...

Recent Developments in Artificial Intelligence and Radiation Therapy

20. April 2020 Uncategorized 0
“AI (artificial intelligence) can help treatment planners and dosimetrists by saving a lot of time doing simpler and more repetitive tasks…,” explained Steve Jiang, Ph.D., director of the medical artificial intelligence and automation lab of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern.  For those unfamiliar with AI, we are referring to computer or ...

RefleXion Receives Clearance from FDA for New X1 Machine

10. April 2020 Uncategorized 0
A significant stepping stone in radiotherapy occurred with the announcement by the therapeutic oncology company, RefleXion Medical. RefleXion Medical received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for three types of therapy; stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). The groundbreaking new technology within the X1 machine will allow ...

MRIdian Machines Create Precise Radiotherapy Methods

20. March 2020 Uncategorized 0
More than half of cancer patients that receive a diagnosis are most likely to be treated with a form of radiotherapy. Radiotherapy is a treatment that provides a high dose of radiation using a piece of equipment such as a linear accelerator and is aimed at a given area to eliminate cancer cells. Today’s technology ...