Heidelberg University Hospital has placed an order for additional RayStation systems for photon beam therapy. This order is in line with the hospital’s ambition to have RayStation as its sole treatment planning system, replacing numerous existing systems.
In april this year RayStation was selected for particle therapy jointly by clinicians and researchers at Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center (HIT) and Marburg Ion Beam Therapy Center (MIT), Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Now RayStation has also been selected for conventional photon beam therapy.
The order will strenghten RaySearch’s existing collaboration with Heidelberg University Hospital and the partnership to pioneer the RayCare™* oncology information system (OIS). The RayStation order will connect Heidelberg University Hospital, HIT, MIT, DKFZ and a satellite clinic in Weinheim close to Heidelberg. The system will be used across all centers.
The decision was motivated by RayStation’s outstanding functionality and comprehensive support for the ion treatment technique*, as well as its capacity to plan for photon linacs and Accuray’s TomoTherapy delivery system on the same software platform.
Prof. Jürgen Debus, Chairman of the Radiation Therapy department at Heidelberg University Hospital, says: "We are fascinated by the new opportunities in RaySearch’s treatment planning, which will seamlessly integrate all modern technologies in Heidelberg, like protons, heavy ions, Cyberknife and TomoTherapy, with standard VMAT-treatments."
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: "I'm very pleased to strenghten our relationship with Heidelberg University Hospital. It is satisfying to see that RayStation meets the demands of one of the top university hospitals in Germany."
The systems included in this order have been delivered and will generate revenue in the second quarter of 2018.
About Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany; its first medical lectures were held here in 1388. Today, Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest and most prestigious medical centers in Europe, with a reputation based on excellent patient care, research and teaching. Heidelberg University Hospital offers inpatients and outpatients an innovative and effective diagnosis and therapy for all complex diseases. Modern buildings with state-of-the-art equipment delivers medical care to the highest international standards. The proximity and interlinking of the specialist departments benefit the patient, with interdisciplinary cooperation ensuring optimal treatment.
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 cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system and the RayCare oncology information system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. 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 Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2003.
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* 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