Technology | March 28, 2012

Accuray Rolls Out PlanTouch for the CyberKnife System

March 28, 2012 - Accuray Incorporated, a radiation oncology company, announced the release of PlanTouch, the first commercially available, fully integrated software application in radiation oncology that allows physicians to remotely review and approve patients' radiation treatment plans on the iPad. The PlanTouch software, developed in partnership with MIM Software Inc., frees physicians using the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System from work stations and provides them with increased collaboration, mobility, flexibility and
convenience in delivering high-quality patient care. PlanTouch has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

PlanTouch's interface is fully integrated with the CyberKnife System's data management and planning software. Physicians can now review dose volume histograms, isodose curves, contours and images and approve treatment plans directly from their iPads. This new mobile solution can enable improved collaboration between the radiation oncologist and referring physicians, such as thoracic surgeons, urologists and neurosurgeons. Physicians are no longer tied to planning workstations, but instead can access treatment plans remotely, wherever and whenever they need to, ensuring a seamless and efficient workflow. The ability not only to review, but also to approve a treatment plan, is a function not available with any other tablet-based radiation oncology application on the market today.

"I am confident that PlanTouch will make our department more efficient by allowing us to speed up the time between consult, planning and initiation of treatment, which will, in turn, enable us to treat more patients," said Donald B. Fuller, M.D., radiation oncologist, CyberKnife Centers of San Diego. "The technology also has the potential to facilitate and improve timely communication about a patient's treatment plan among all treating physicians, helping us ensure that patients receive the best possible cancer care."

Unlike previously developed radiation treatment software, Accuray's PlanTouch is specifically designed for use on the iPad. For example, treatment planning displays are designed and formatted specifically for the iPad's smaller screen and can be manipulated using the iPad's touch screen capabilities. In addition, protections are in place to safeguard patients personal and health information and to ensure that physicians are accessing and analyzing the correct treatment plan for each patient.

Users can now purchase a software license upgrade for their CyberKnife Systems and download the app through the Apple® App Store™ to enable PlanTouch.

For more information:

Related Content

BrainLAB Announces FDA Clearance For Two New Indication-Specific Radiosurgery Software Applications
Technology | Treatment Planning | September 21, 2017
Brainlab announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Elements Spine SRS and...
RayCare Oncology Information System Being Shown at ASTRO 2017
News | Radiation Therapy | September 20, 2017
RaySearch will be exhibiting its next-generation oncology information system (OIS) RayCare, among other highlights, at...
Elekta to Highlight MOSAIQ Oncology Analytics at ASTRO Annual Meeting
News | Radiation Therapy | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — Elekta will highlight its Mosaiq Oncology...
Provision Healthcare Joins RayCare Clinical Partners
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 11, 2017
Provision, located in Knoxville, Tenn., is the latest to partner with RaySearch Laboratories on the development of its...
German Team Optimizing Therapy Planning for Cancers of the Liver
News | Interventional Radiology | August 29, 2017
Radioembolization is a therapy method used for liver tumors that are uncurable with surgery or chemotherapy. Thorough...
MedStar Georgetown Proton Center Selects RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017 — The proton center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will utilize RayStation for planning on
DOSIsoft Releases ISOgray Proton Therapy Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | August 15, 2017
DOSIsoft SA announced the official release, with CE marking, of ISOgray Treatment Planning System (TPS) release 4.3 for...
Accuray Receives 510(k) Clearance for iDMS Data Management System
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.
Eight Proton Therapy Centers Worldwide Adopt RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | July 21, 2017
RaySearch Laboratories reported that eight additional proton therapy centers worldwide have recently chosen RayStation...
Catharina Hospital

Catharina Hospital

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Treatment Planning | July 05, 2017
Recently, the oncology department needed to update its radiation therapy treatment planning system. The department...
Overlay Init