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Customer satisfaction is a top priority for us at RaySearch and we want our users to get the most out of RayStation’s unique functionality. Read and hear below how our RayStation customers, from all over the world, experience working with our innovative treatment planning system.

RaySearch licenses UHN Automation Technologies

In this video, UHN outlines the impact of the automatic treatment planning innovations it recently licensed to RaySearch, enabling machine learning algorithms from Princess Margaret Cancer Center to be integrated into RayStation.

“RaySearch is an innovation partner that helps us achieve our clinical goals and develop new approaches for the future. We are very excited about our recent roll-out of the RayStation treatment planning system. The underlying architecture and performance are major advantages as we develop adaptive radiotherapy approaches to personalize cancer treatment."

David Jaffray
Head Of Medical Physics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, And Director Of The Techna Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

High efficiency at Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers use RayStation as their main treatment planning system and have achieve great efficiency with a smooth workflow between the different sites. Watch how RayStation made a difference for them!

“At MCI, we are uniquely positioned to offer the best possible treatment to our patients by making use of all the latest techniques and technology under one roof. RayStation enables us to support all of our treatment machines and approaches in a single platform, which is a great help in streamlining the planning and review process. Thanks to the flexibility of RayStation and RaySearch’s proactivity as a partner, we can achieve our goal of treating more patients without compromising on quality.” 

Alonso N. Gutiérrez
Chief Physicist, Miami Cancer Institute

Advanced proton treatment at Provision

Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee, was the first proton center to use RayStation for their proton treatments. They are treating with the most advanced form, Pencil Beam Scanning. See the great results they achieve with RayStation!

"RayStation  offers  a  much-needed  improvement  of  the  treatment  planning environment for proton radiation therapy. Using RayStation helps us to improve our efficiency in producing highly optimized treatment plans for our patients and  offers  advanced  plan  evaluation  tools  for  the  clinical  team.  RayStation has allowed us to ramp up our patient numbers rapidly, including very complex cases at a very early stage of operations.”

Niek Schreuder 
Chief Medical Physicist, Provision Center for Proton Therapy, Knoxville, US

Texas center for Proton Therapy: A comprehensive approach to lung treatment 

The Texas Center for Proton Therapy is a cutting-edge facility that brings the benefits of this highly precise technique to patients throughout the state of Texas. The center has the capacity to treat more than 100 patients per day, using a three-room IBA Proteus®PLUS system consisting of one fixed beam treatment room and two 360° isocentric gantry treatment rooms. Advanced treatment planning capabilities are provided by RayStation® from RaySearch.

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“The university is constantly developing and extending its capabilities in the realm of radiation therapy treatment planning. Our intention is to explore plans that leverage the diversity of treatment delivery technologies in our system and determine the optimal approach for each patient.”

John Bayouth 
Chief Of Radiation Oncology Physics, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, Us

“ UW Medicine physicians and SCCA Proton Therapy physicists are working together to upgrade the process for developing PBS patient treatment plans with, RaySearch Laboratories‘ advanced treatment-planning and dose-tracking software platform, RayStation. 

Providing patients with the best treatment possible is our number one priority and we believe investing in these advancements allows us to provide them with the highest levels of care. These innovative technologies will make treatments more effective for patients, while shortening the overall treatment course for select cancers.”

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Ramesh Rengan

MD, Medical Director at SCCA Proton Therapy, Seattle, USA.

Scripting to improve planning consistency, efficiency and to streamline the recommissioning process

Akron General Health System, found within the heart of Ohio, has implemented RayStation treatment planning system. They are using Python Scripting to streamline their workflow while providing continuity during the planning process. 

 

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"Since purchasing this system and implementing it as our primary treatment planning system, I have continued to be impressed by the product and the support we have received.  As a small facility, time is of the essence in implementing any new system and I was pleased with the extensive hands on service that was provided during commissioning of this system. I am also impressed by RaySearch continued customer service and response to our input for product improvement."

Stephen Rose

Chief Physicist, James E. Cary Cancer Center, USA.

"Planning is one of the most important things in radiation oncology, because you want to treat the tumor right, and you don’t want to give a high dose to the normal tissue. Multi-Criteria Optimization in RayStation allows us to balance the clinical trade-offs in real time to reach a more personalized treatment plan for the patient."


Sandrine van de Pol

Radiation oncologist, Radiotherapiegroep, Deventer, The Netherlands.

Watch how RISO experiences working with multi-criteria optimization

RISO Radiotherapeutic Institute in the Netherlands is one of the first RayStation users. In this video, they describe their partnership with RaySearch and how multi-criteria optimization in RayStation has helped them improve the workflow and personalize care for patients.

“We are extremely impressed by the flexibility and the dedication RaySearch has shown to implement our requirements in RayStation in such a short time. A great advantage when working with RaySearch has been their collaborative spirit and willingness to let us test, review and evaluate the system continuously. This has helped us define our priorities and contributed to a good learning process that ultimately led into a tailor-made proton and carbon ion treatment planning system.”

 

 

Gabriele Kragl

Medical Physicist, Medaustron, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

“MedAustron regards itself as an interdisciplinary and nationwide Austrian centre. It will specialize in cancer treatment with ions other than protons, the research and development of this new therapy and non-clinical research with ion and proton irradiation. 

Even amongst other similar centres, MedAustron is an unique project. There nearly is no off-shelf equipment for our specific requirements, concerning neither hard- nor software. One of the biggest challenges is therefore to find suppliers for all the needed equipment, who are able and willing to develop suitable devices according to our specific requirements. 

We chose RayStation because it's the most innovative system available and it's able to fulfill the high demands we make on our dose delivery system. From the first moment on RaySearch showed the flexibility and high competence, alike, necessary for such a demanding partnership.”

 

Dr. Bernd Mößlacher

Managing Director at Medaustron, Austria.

Streamlined treatment planning at NCCC

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC), located at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, is a large facility that serves a population of 2 million people in northeast England. When the center needed to increase operational efficiency to meet the combined challenges of increasing patient numbers and nationwide skills shortages, RayStation® became a central part of the solution. RayStation has enabled the center to do more with existing resources and is now central to the workflow.

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"We have achieved outstanding efficiency gains with RayStation at the same time as improving the quality of our treatment plans. By optimizing our workflow and automating parts of the process, we have saved significant time and increased capacity, enabling us to plan for and treat more patients each day. Being able to do more with the same resources means we can put additional focus into more complex cases and activities such as training.”

Chris Walkers
Head Of Radiotherapy Physics, Northern Centre For Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk.

An overnight shift to speed and flexibility

Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven is a leading clinical teaching hospital in the Netherlands that is renowned for cancer treatment. The oncology department needed to update its radiation therapy treatment planning system. The department carried out an extensive assessment of possible systems before selecting RayStation, and key requirements included fast calculation speed, support for multi-modality imaging and adaptive planning capabilities. 

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“RayStation is a system for the future. Innovations such as multi-criteria optimization and automated planning enable us to explore more treatment options and save significant time. And with each release, we gain many new tools and features that make treatment easier and smoother. We want to achieve the best possible dosimetry for each individual patient, and RayStation helps us to achieve this goal.” 

Daniel Nguyen
Medical Physicist, Centre d'Oncologie-Radiothérapie Mâcon, France

Robust treatment planning at Europe’s first ProteusOne center

The proton therapy center at Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL) in Nice, France is one of only two proton therapy centers in France, and the first in Europe with the ProteusOne, IBA’s compact pencil beam scanning proton therapy system. CAL has chosen the RayStation treatment planning system to secure the robustness of its proton treatment planning

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Efficient integrated planning at Nagoya City University Hospital

In this video, the team at Nagoya City University Hospital tells how RayStation has made a difference in integrating their treatment planning process.

An efficient approach to large-scale adaptive therapy

The Radiation Oncology Department at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, has made great strides in boosting efficiency over the last few years, while taking quality of treatment to new levels. It’s a shift in which technology has played a significant role. Today, the department is a pioneer of adaptive therapy. It also boasts one of largest VMAT programs in Australasia and operates a completely paperless workflow.

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“Investing in RayStation has given us a far superior planning infrastructure,” Sasso says. “Adaptive therapy demands a high-speed planning system, combined with high-quality imaging. It’s only feasible with a system such as RayStation, which is extremely fast and has excellent tools for the clinician.”

Giuseppe Sasso

M.D, Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology Department, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

“RayStation has been used in our hospital for about a year, and we have mastered the technology of the system. It integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into one flexible system. Unique features such as Multi-Criteria Optimization are combined with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. RayStation also includes functionality for IMRT and VMAT optimization. The system is built on the latest software architecture and has a graphical user interface offering state-of-the-art usability.”

Dr. Ming Cheng

Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

“ We are excited to be introducing the Raystation planning system at ROI as we take the next step to providing advanced radiation oncology solutions. Raystation will form the basis for our adaptive treatment program.

Images from Linac CBCT and Tomotherapy MVCT will be used by Raystation’s advanced dose tracking software to gauge the effect of anatomical changes and where advantageous, adaptive replanning performed. Additionally, Multi-Criteria Optimisation will enhance the quality and efficiency of treatment planning at ROI.

The ability of MCO to compute a number of “optimal” plans from which the Oncologist can select the most suitable balance between target cover and irradiation of adjacent normal tissue will ensure that the best possible plan is developed for the patient in the fastest possible time.”

John Simpson

Director of Medical Physics at Radiation Oncology Institute, Gosford, Australia.

“Our decision to purchase RayStation was based on thorough investigation, comparison and follow-up over a five-year period. I feel confident that we made the right decision and we strongly believe that RayStation will become one of the leading global treatment planning systems. RayStation fully meets 

our needs and will contribute to the future development of our oncology department and our research.”

Dr Bai
Director Of Medical Physics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

“ Our first contact with RayStation was at an international scientific meeting. We then had an in-depth presentation at our premises followed by an evaluation period for a couple of months.This convinced us to sign a contact in February 2012.

RayStation will be used for planning of all proton treatments at our center. Together with RaySearch we are going to develop functions that are specially required by us. The system will incorporate all the latest advanced tools and algorithms to take full advantage of the potential of proton therapy.We believe that RayStation with its Multi-Criteria Optimization will offer us the most accurate dose prediction for proton therapy there is in the market. The user interface is very convenient and we expect good and fast support as we develop our methods for cancer treatments."

Dr. Youngyih Han

Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.