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.
"The typical trade-off in radiation treatment planning is target coverage versus critical structure sparing. Traditional treatment planning proceeds by a trial and error fashion, where the planner tries to guess at system optimization parameters that might strike the best balance amongst the multiple conflicting goals. But this process can be quite time consuming. Multi-Criteria Optimization simplifies this by presenting the planner with a set of sliders which allow them to surf across the trade-off space and quickly decide on the right balance."
Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
"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."
Radiation oncologist, Radiotherapiegroep, Deventer, The Netherlands.
“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.”
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China.
“The implementation of RayStation at our facility has transformed our approach to treatment planning. Cutting-edge functionalities within the system allow us to tailor treatment plans for individualized therapy and to easily adapt to changes in patient anatomy as required.”
Chief Physicist, Auckland Radiation Oncology, Auckland, New Zealand.
“We have many projects here at the University Hospital that can benefit from using a platform like RayStation. We look forward to working with RaySearch's developers to assess the use of these technologies and how they can help us reach our advanced research goals.”
Director of Technology Development and Systems Integration, Radiation Oncology Dep., University hospital of Columbia and Cornell, NY, USA.
"The system is fast and easy to use and gives us the possibility to create high quality IMRT plans. Our drivers are to provide high quality robust treatment plans. This is dependent on an efficient workflow. To use time in a smart way we have to automate things that can be automated. By employing software to perform standard operations, our specialists can focus on more creative tasks."
MD, Radiotherapiegroep, Deventer, Holland.
“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.”
Managing Director at Medaustron, Austria.
“ 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.”
Director of Medical Physics at Radiation Oncology Institute, Gosford, Australia.
"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."
Chief Physicist, James E. Cary Cancer Center, USA.
“ 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.”
MD, Medical Director at SCCA Proton Therapy, Seattle, USA.
“ 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."
Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
“The opportunity to purchase a new treatment planning system came up when we got to the point with our existing system where a six figure hardware upgrade would be required to support future versions of the software. At that point we began looking at all options.
RayStation immediately impressed us with features like MCO and adaptive planning. These are features that will allow us to greatly reduce our initial planning time and allow our staff to spend time ensuring that the planned dose is ultimately delivered to the patient.
Given the history of RaySearch with the successful development of innovative software, we felt comfortable with entering a long-term relationship with the company. We also saw this as an opportunity to enter into a partnership that would allow us to contribute to the direction of the software development. RaySearch has lived up to that promise and we look forward to a continuing partnership.”
Chief Medical Physicist of the Health Quest hospital, New York’s Hudson Valley.