The University of Florida Health ProtonTherapy Institute selects RayStation® to meet its photon and proton planning needs.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is a 98,000 square-foot radiation medical facility that houses conventional photon radiation therapy in addition to proton therapy. At full capacity, the facility can treat up to 150 patients per day with the most advanced technology available to treat and cure cancer. Since opening in 2006, some 6,000 patients have been treated, many of whom are pediatric patients from around the world seeking the long-term benefits of proton therapy. The selection of the RayStation® treatment planning system will support workflow needs of today and the advanced needs of Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS), also known as Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT).
Dr. Zuofeng Li, Physics Director and Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine said, “Our goal when searching for a treatment planning system for IMPT was to also identify a product that could be utilized for all of our planning needs. We found RayStation® to have superior planning tools for IMPT in terms of efficiency and quality of plans, as well as other new technologies that could help our photon planning teams. We believe features such as multi-criteria optimization (MCO), fallback planning, deformable registration and adaptive therapy will all have a significant impact on our daily planning workflow. All of this, combined with ultrafast calculation speed, made RayStation® the best choice for us.”
“The advanced technologies found within the RayStation® software are a perfect match for both the advanced and more traditional planning needs found at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute,” says Marc Mlyn, President of RaySearch Americas, Inc. “RaySearch is committed to offering best-in-class technologies for all treatment modalities, including the most advanced IMPT. We are proud to cover the entire spectrum of planning needs at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and welcome this new partnership.”
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch Laboratories AB comments, “We are very pleased to count UF Health Proton Therapy Institute as the 18th proton center to treat patients with RayStation®. It will be very interesting to observe the impact of RayStation® on the organization’s planning workflow, since it includes both conventional and advanced treatment techniques. We are looking forward to advancing cancer treatment together based on our unique and state-of-the-art technologies.”
About the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute opened its doors in 2006 as the first treatment center in the Southeast U.S. to offer proton therapy. Florida residents, as well as patients from the region, country and world have access to a new cancer treatment option delivered in a supportive, healing environment. The facility boasts an IBA cyclotron with three rooms equipped with a movable proton beam on a rotating gantry and a fourth treatment room equipped with a fixed proton beam. UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is affiliated with the University of Florida and is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization for proton therapy and cancer research.
RayStation® integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron and proton therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and has a graphical user interface offering state-of-the-art usability.
RaySearch Laboratories is a medical technology company that develops advanced software solutions for improved radiation therapy of cancer. RaySearch markets the RayStation® treatment planning system to clinics all over the world. In addition, RaySearch’s products are distributed through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,500 clinics in more than 65 countries. RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the company is listed in the Small Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
For more information about RaySearch, please visit www.raysearchlabs.com
For further information, please contact:
Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB
Telephone: 46 (0)8-510 530 00