Swedish nomenclature for radiotherapy data

New Swedish nomenclature adopted by 12 of 15 clinics

Twelve of Sweden’s 15 radiotherapy clinics have begun to implement the new standardized Swedish nomenclature for external radiotherapy. Eight clinics have already fully implemented the nomenclature. A common nomenclature is a prerequisite for generating comparable national data.


Pseudo-CT – when radiation dose is calculated by MRI

Currently, the radiation dose in radiotherapy is often calculated based on CT imaging. Such images provide a good understanding of how well the radiation dose is absorbed by the body. But what happens when only MRI images are available, which do not provide that particular information? One approach may be to find a substitute for CT.

Anders Montelius and Tufve Nyholm

ESTRO poster: National database for radiotherapy

The Swedish Testbed solution for comparable radiotherapy data – quality registry and national database solution for the entire country – was presented on a poster and in an abstract at the ESTRO* Forum in Barcelona April 24-28.


3rd international symposium on MRinRT in Lund

Oncologists, radiologists and physicists – registration is now open for the 3rd international symposium on MR in radiotherapy, MRinRT, in Lund (Sweden) 16-17 of June. The 2nd MRinRT was arranged in Saint Louis and had around 120 participants from North America, Europe and Australia.

MRI in radiotherapy — Is it time to rethink the current radiotherapy fixation solutions?

Is it time to rethink current radiotherapy fixation solutions?

The introduction of MR as a tool for treatment planning and the extensive use of image-guided radiotherapy offer a timely opportunity for innovations in the area of fixation solutions. A key requirement, besides compatibility with MR, should be the patient-friendliness.

The report MR in radiotherapy – an important step towards personalised treatment? is authored by SSM’s scientific council on ionizing radiation within oncology.

New report on the potential of MRI in radiation therapy

A new report from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SMM) states that the implementation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in modern radiotherapy holds great promise for the future. There are many functional MR-methods available and their working potential is immense. 


New Swedish standard for radiotherapy data

There is now a standardised Swedish nomenclature for radiotherapy. It provides the healthcare sector, researchers and companies with a common language. Uniform and comparable national data is thus created.

To Paris with Business Sweden

Business Sweden arranges an event on Swedish radiotherapy at the Swedish embassy in Paris 3 december. The Swedish Testbed for Innovative Radiotherapy will be there along with representatives from leading Swedish radiotherapy companies.

Participating kompanis from the testbed: Elekta, Micropos och Scandidos.