Vejle Hospital, part of the large regional Lillebaelt Hospitals chain, selects RayStation® to increase its treatment planning capacity.
Vejle Hospital is one of the five hospitals belonging to the large regional Lillebaelt Hospitals chain in the south of Denmark. Around 5,000 employees work on a daily basis at Lillebaelt Hospitals to meet the expectations of the patients and their families. Lillebaelt Hospitals focus intently on always putting the patient first and on taking the lead to innovate and improve care.
The Department of Medical Physics at Vejle Hospital, currently operating five linacs, has now purchased RayStation® to increase its treatment planning efficiency and exploit new functionalities, such as scripting and multi-criteria optimization (MCO). The department also has a strong research emphasis on shared decision making and will be using MCO to this effect.
Bjarke Mortensen, Head of Medical Physics, Technical Practice, comments: “Scripting allows us to design efficient and integrated processes in treatment planning based around MCO and adaptive re-planning. Therefore, our highly skilled staff can focus on more complex decisions in treatment planning, while the automation helps to manage some of the routine actions.”
Martin Berg, Head of Medical Physics, Clinical Practice adds: “For shared decision making, we need a system that can rapidly generate a large number of optimal solutions and present our medical physicists with a highly intuitive interface to explore treatment plan trade-offs. With RayStation® MCO, our staff can efficiently navigate the multidimensional space of many feasible dose distributions and identify the best plan for each specific patient, while taking their individual preferences into account. This is very important for both our clinical practice and future research.”
“We have been looking forward to having our first customer in our neighbor country Denmark and we are extremely pleased for it to be Vejle Hospital, with whom we share a common vision of innovation in radiation therapy. We hope this will be one of many RayStation® installations to come in Scandinavia, and we look forward to working closely with the team at Vejle Hospital,” says Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch.
About the Department of Medical Physics, Vejle Hospital
The clinical work in the Department of Medical Physics and Radiotherapy is focused on treatment of patients with lung, breast, prostate and anorectal cancers along with palliative radiotherapy. The ambition is to create a department known for a high degree of automated processes, where highly trained professional staff will be supported to deliver the best possible treatment and care for every individual patient. The department’s clinical focus is on adaptive radiotherapy based on state-of-the-art treatment technology and clinical decision-making that occurs as close as possible to the point of care. The research mission is to learn from every treatment and every patient, so that the department can engage with future patients in a shared decision-making conversation and continuously improve treatment outcomes for each individual.
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 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the company is listed in the Small Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
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Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
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