The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arizona and Banner Health has purchased RayStation®, which will become the primary clinical radiation therapy treatment planning system at both the Main Campus location and the Orange Grove Campus facility.
RayStation will be used for all external beam treatment planning at the University of Arizona. It was purchased in part to support the new expansion to the University of Arizona Cancer Center at the North Campus location, which will be completed in the fall of 2017. This 20,000-square-foot expansion will house a radiation oncology facility with state-of-the-art precision technology, including the new RayStation treatment planning system.
Baldassarre Stea, MD PhD, Professor and Department Head of Radiation Oncology, says : “Our goal is to build a comprehensive facility that provides advanced technologies for our patients at every level. We believe that the choices we have made will help us achieve our vision of providing this highest quality of care. As the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the State of Arizona, we wanted to select a treatment planning system that offered cutting-edge tools and the ability to support research and clinical trials. We look forward to working with RaySearch.”
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “This is an exciting partnership with great potential. The University of Arizona has an ambition to provide the highest level of care through advanced technology, and RayStation supports the latest techniques across the spectrum of treatment delivery machines. We are well positioned to meet the university’s treatment planning needs into the future.”
About the University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number P30CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, with over 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, please go to uacc.arizona.edu.
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, proton and carbon ion therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and features a graphical user interface with state-of-the-art usability.
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved radiation therapy of cancer. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. The company is also developing the next-generation oncology information system, RayCare®*, which comprises a new product area for RaySearch, and which will be launched in 2017. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the share has been listed on NASDAQ Stockholm since November 2003.
* Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets
For further information, please contact:
Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530 00