Navigation Links
Tool allows precise targeting of radiotherapy for cancer radiation therapy

A system that allows precise targeting of radiotherapy using real-time X-ray images has allowed French doctors to increase the dose of radiation they administered to lung and liver cancers while minimizing harm to nearby healthy tissue, researchers report at the 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference.

"With this study we show that it is possible and very important to have a precise system that can give information at any time before or during treatment in terms of patient condition, technical issues and treatment duration, always maintaining the accuracy and safety of the irradiation," said Dr Corina Udrescu from Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, who presented the data at the conference.

The system tested by the French researchers was ExacTrac SV, which uses X-ray images acquired at any moment during treatment delivery to visualize tumors that move or change size and shape during radiotherapy treatment.

"The ultimate aim is to precisely irradiate the target, and protect the surrounding tissues from radiation as much as possible," Dr Udrescu said. "Then we get the optimal ratio of tumor benefit to normal tissue damages."


Contact: Vanessa Pavinato
European Society for Medical Oncology

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Rodent fossils allows to determine climate of the Iberian Peninsula 6 million years ago
2. Fine print: New technique allows fast printing of microscopic electronics
3. Rockefeller University Press allows authors to retain copyright to their published work
4. A new analysis method allows to find out the sex of the baby from the second month of pregnancy
5. New technique allows targeted inactivation of genes in research model
6. Disabling enzyme allows mice to gorge without becoming obese, new study finds
7. New computational technique allows comparison of whole genomes as easily as whole books
8. International team finds key gene that allows plants to survive drought
9. Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons
10. EPAs new green parking lot allows scientists to study permeable surfaces that may help the environment
11. Newly discovered mechanism allows cells to change state
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/2/2016)... The Weather Company , an IBM Business (NYSE: IBM ... which consumers will be able to interact with IBM Watson ... or text and receive relevant information about the product or ... long sought an advertising solution that can create a one-to-one ... valuable; and can scale across millions of interactions and touchpoints. ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... 20, 2016  VoiceIt is excited to announce ... By working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass ... and VoicePass take slightly different approaches to voice ... security and usability. ... new partnership. "This marketing and technology ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider ... MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , ... multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple complex ... any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. ... SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Newly created 4Sight Medical ... to the healthcare market. The company's primary focus is on new product introductions, ... strategies that are necessary to help companies efficiently bring their products to market. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Liquid Biotech ... announced the funding of a Sponsored Research Agreement ... circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  The ... in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes in ... These data will then be employed to support ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a range of ... between the two entities said Poloz. Speaking at ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s inflation target, ... government. "In certain ... institutions have common economic goals, why not sit down and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers ... 5000 and the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional ... spectrophotometer’s light beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has ...
Breaking Biology Technology: