Treatment Planning

Having a treatment plan is an important part of radiation therapy. This channel page includes news and new technology innovations for treatment plans.

Brain tumors edged out by artificial intelligence: VBrain applies auto-contouring to the three most common types of brain tumors: brain metastasis, meningioma and acoustic neuroma.

Brain tumors edged out by artificial intelligence: VBrain applies auto-contouring to the three most common types of brain tumors: brain metastasis, meningioma and acoustic neuroma.

News | Artificial Intelligence | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Vysioneer, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for cancer care, announced it received the U.S....
Stefan Vilsmeier Brainlab announced the acquisition of Mint Medical GmbH, a Heidelberg-based company that develops image reading and reporting software for clinical routine and research

Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO, Brainlab

News | Treatment Planning | March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 — Brainlab announced the acquisition of Mint Medical GmbH, a Heidelberg-based company that develops...
Axial fused PET/CT image shows intense uptake (arrowhead) in the deep pelvis corresponding to the left lobe of the prostate in a 62-year-old with a history of prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy.  The CT scan does not show the tumor. Image courtesy of the the Radiological Society of North America.

Axial fused PET/CT image shows intense uptake (arrowhead) in the deep pelvis corresponding to the left lobe of the prostate in a 62-year-old with a history of prostate cancer treated with radiation therapy. The CT scan does not show the tumor. Image courtesy of the the Radiological Society of North America.

Feature | Treatment Planning | March 05, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
The decision to offer radiation after prostatectomy for patients with recurrent prostate cancer is quite complex, and...
 Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced today that UroPartners, the largest urology practice in Illinois and top five in the nation, has chosen to standardize on the Persona CT computed tomography (CT) system to accelerate their oncology treatment planning capabilities
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced that UroPartners, the largest urology practice in ...
Interoperability between Brainlab and Accuray planning systems using Snke OS, an enterprise health tech platform
News | Treatment Planning | October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated, a pioneer in the robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) field announced a...
Varian Drives Next Evolution of Proton Treatment Planning with Eclipse v16.1
News | Treatment Planning | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Eclipse v16.1 treatment planning...
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist with radiotherapy treatment planning systems was highlighted. The goal of the AI-based systems is to save staff time, while still allowing clinicians to do the final patient review. 
Feature | Treatment Planning | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
At the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting, new artificial intelligence (AI) software to...
Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020, shown here displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2019. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Feature | Treatment Planning | April 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The traditional treatment planning process takes days to create an optimized radiation therapy delivery plan, but new...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | October 22, 2019
David Sjostrom, Ph.D., deputy chief physicist, Herlev Hospital, Department of Oncology, Division of Radiotherapy,...
MD Anderson and Varian Partner to Optimize Radiation Oncology Treatment
News | Treatment Planning | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian announced a new strategic collaboration...
First Patients Treated With Machine Learning-generated Plans from RayStation 8B
News | Treatment Planning | September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019 — The first-ever patient radiation therapy treatments generated with machine learning in the...
The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning

The Siemens Somatom Go.Sim computed tomography (CT) system for dedicated radiation therapy planning. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers debuted two computed tomography (CT) systems dedicated to radiation therapy (...
Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Portfolio at ASTRO 2019
News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 — Philips will showcase its integrated radiation oncology portfolio at the American Society of...
First Clinical Monte Carlo Photon Dose Planning Conducted in RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has treated its first patient using Monte Carlo photon...
Heidelberg University Hospital Treats First Patient Using Carbon Ion Therapy With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019 — Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, has started using the RayStation treatment planning system...
The Zap-X stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system is completely self-shielded, eliminating the need for a concrete vault. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier to access and less expensive by eliminating the large expense of custom built vaults to house the system. #AAPM19 #AAPM2019 #AAPM

The Zap-X stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system is completely self-shielded, eliminating the need for a concrete vault. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier to access and less expensive by eliminating the large expense of custom-built vaults to house the system. 

Feature | AAPM | August 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There were several trends and new technologies in radiation oncology discussed at the American Association of...
Videos | Proton Therapy | August 21, 2019
A new area for proton therapy in treatment of eye cancer, because of the ability to control the tissue penetration and...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 21, 2019
This is an example of the Mirada DLCExpert deep learning software that automatically identifies organs, segments and...