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RadPro 365 Live News-Zone for November 2019

Monthly blog update
Death, Dying and DHA... the November blog on RadPro from Duncan Hynd.
A Radiographer’s life, a career in radiotherapy.
Click here to read more

“Innovations in Radiotherapy”

Our new leading monthly industry profile of the latest products and services in radiotherapy. This month we feature RaySearch and continue our focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


Be part of a smarter, more efficient clinical reality with RayStation – the world’s first treatment planning system with machine learning. Generate high-quality treatment plans automatically using machine learning models trained on your data or data from leading cancer centers. Or achieve world-class organ segmentation in less than a minute. 

Machine learning transforms every new byte of data into insight to improve future treatment for your patients. It also brings a new dimension to automation, for planning that’s faster and smoother than you ever imagined.

Ready to learn more? If yes click here

Contact Aline for more information. 

 “Tweets of the Month”
We highlight some of the most popular and interesting tweets of the month from our partner companies. 

Click on the tweet to be taken to Twitter

"Question of the month!"

As part of our continued focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning we ask what will the “next-generation” applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Healthcare look like?
Our partner Elekta give us their thoughts.

How AI is revolutionizing healthcare operations
Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping operations across industries. Arguably, healthcare is where these changes are poised to make the biggest impact – optimizing uptime and availability of the treatment solutions. The potential of AI in healthcare plays out in growth predictions. In 2014, the national AI healthcare market was worth $600 million. By 2021, the figure will rise to $6.6 billion, according to a 2018 report from Accenture.
Read more

"What we’re watching"

We showcase some selected videos of interest to our readers in radiotherapy and those from our partners and in other media

  • ‘A Day in the Life of’ virtual reality films have been commissioned by Health Education England as part of its work to ensure there is a supply of professionals for specialities such as therapeutic radiographers where there are shortages in the UK.
    This one is a day in the life of a therapeutic radiographerWatch here

  • Note: You can read the October blog by Duncan Hynd here that looks at recruitment of therapeutic radiographers in some detail and from his perspective as a radiographer who has spent a working life and career in radiotherapy. Read more
  • ASTRO showcase: RaySearch highlights machine learning innovations. Watch here. 
  • Introducing SARRP Beamline by Xstrahl. Watch here.

  • Elekta Assurance, designed for every department. Watch here.
  • IntraOp Demonstration: FLASH with electrons. Watch here. 

"What We’re Reading"

News items from partner companies, organisations and the press/media…

What we’re reading from partner companies in radiotherapy
  • Elekta Unity reveals advantages of real-time imaging during radiotherapy. Read here. 

  • Uppsala University Hospital first in Sweden to treat patient with Elekta Unity cancer treatment system. Read here. 

  • First Asia-Pacific hospital treats patients with RayStation and Radixact, Read here. 

  • RayStation chosen for state-of-the-art proton and heavy ion center in Shanghai. Read here

  • Evaluation of efficiency and practical performance of radiation therapy in dogs with arthroses. Read here. 
  • Xstrahl and Washington DC-based C&C Irradiator Service are announcing a partnership to supply next generation X-ray irradiator systems to replace cesium sources across the U.S Read here.

What we’re reading in the Press and International Media, some selected thought-provoking stories:

  • NHS news: Radiotherapy scandal of botched treatments. HUNDREDS of lives are being lost each year because the NHS is not using the latest "game-changing" radiotherapy kit, say experts. Read here. 
  • Could humans be put into hibernation? Scientists hope periods of suspended animation could help cure cancer. Read here
  • UK to become global hub for radiotherapy research The UK will be transformed into a global hub for radiotherapy research, pioneering the use of the latest techniques such as FLASH radiotherapy and artificial intelligence, with a new £56m research network announced by Cancer Research UK. Read here. 
  • Health Education England call on the armed forces to stem the flow of therapeutic radiographer shortages in the UK. Are you a therapeutic radiographer who was in the armed forces? Therapeutic radiographers who are ex-armed forces personnel and who would be happy to be featured in a case study are asked to contact Health Education England. Read here.  

"Did you know?"   

Our section of interesting facts from our partners

RaySearch turns 20 next year!
RaySearch story begins in 2000 when founder and CEO Johan Lof,  decides to start the company based on the scientific knowledge acquired during his PhD on radiation treatment of moving tumors at the Karolinska Institute. A few months later, RaySearch concludes its first partner agreement with Philips, the leading treatment planning system vendor at the time.

Pic: Founder and CEO, Johan Löf
PTW have a LinkedIn page that contains all their dosimetry news and updates.
In 2014, the company established THE DOSIMETRY SCHOOL to promote the exchange of knowledge in clinical dosimetry. PTW operates globally with nine international subsidiaries and more than 300 employees
worldwideGo to their LinkedIn page here.   

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