X-rays in Oncology

Organs at Risk Auto contouring for radiotherapy treatment planning
Organs at Risk auto contouring for radiotherapy treatment planning, automatically segmented.
Courtesy of Leopoldina Krankenhaus der Stadt Schweinfurt GmbH, Germany

From its early days, X-rays were also used in therapy. Our dossier on 125 years of X-rays in February explains how these methods have evolved over the decades and what role Siemens Healthineers has played in the past and still plays today. Read more in our dossier below.

125 years oncology hybrid approach in asia

Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan, Taiwan, uses a hybrid operating room equipped with a robotic imaging system for complex lung cancer surgeries.

The Future of Clinical Diagnostics

A team of radiologists and IT experts at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, are working with Siemens Healthineers to develop AI solutions for the hospitals of tomorrow. The idea is to use algorithms throughout the clinical diagnostic process – and enable diagnostics to keep up with the constantly growing demands it is facing.

The battle against cancer

Just three weeks after the discovery of X-rays, the Hungarian pathologist Endre Högyes wrote: “There is no doubt that in addition to their chemical effect, the rays are also biologically active, and will one day play a therapeutic role in medicine.” Read how their role in therapy evolved in the past 125 years.