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Radiation oncology leaders talk Medicare payment reform

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Radiation oncology organizations have come together in an effort to reform Medicare payments for radiation therapy services. The alliance comes in the wake of cuts to Medicare payments for radiation therapy services, which the organizations say threatens patient access to cancer care.

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Mirion Dosimetry Services launches personal radiation monitoring device

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Mirion Dosimetry Services has announced commercial availability of a wearable radiation monitoring x-ray badge for medical imaging personnel and others. It also has a battery life of five years.

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Mirion Dosimetry Services Announces Availability of New InstadoseVUE Wireless Radiation Dosimeter

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The next-generation wearable radiation monitoring device (X-ray badge) enables users to monitor their individual radiation exposure more quickly, accurately, reliably, and with greater control. In addition, a new electronic display enables wearers to see and know much more – via on-screen device status and dose communication insights.

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How can radiation oncology build its workforce?

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Radiation oncology continues to experience workforce challenges, but radiology departments and medical schools can help spur interest in the specialty, according to an article published January 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The year 2023 showed a continued decline in applicants with 37 unmatched positions.

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Does breast radiation therapy raise risk of skin cancer?

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Radiation therapy for breast cancer treatment leads to an increased risk of skin cancer, according to research published March 8 in JAMA Network Open. Previous studies point to radiation therapy being a contributor to an increased risk of subsequent non-keratinocyte skin cancers. received radiation therapy. Of the total, 99.3%

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4 Innovations Improving Pediatric Radiation Therapy

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milla1cf Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:13 December 1, 2023 — The Radiation Oncology Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of only a few in the country to care exclusively for children. Spatially fractionated radiation therapy This therapy has been available for decades in adults, but today’s technologies have vastly improved it.

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Artificial General Intelligence for Radiation Oncology

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AI achieves human-level accuracy in the auto-segmentation, tumor staging, image registration, automatic treatment planning, quality assurance and outcomes prediction, which greatly improves the accuracy, precision, and efficiency of radiation therapy. The authors stressed that these models should complement human expertise and care.