Technology | October 01, 2009

Acuros Speeds Calculation Times in Brachytherapy

Varian Medical Systems provides Acuros capability offered in its brachytherapy treatment planning system. BrachyVision Acuros enables superior dose calculation at unmatched speed. The system enables clinicians to rapidly calculate patient dose with an extremely high level of accuracy*.

BrachyVision Acuros calculation times tend to average between three and eight minutes depending on the applicator used compared to hours or days using the standard Monte Carlo method, according to Varian's brachytherapy business unit.

Varian is working exclusively with Transpire Inc., developers of Acuros, to bring this calculation method to the radiation oncology field.

Varian Medical Systems, a leader in radiotherapy, is currently working to integrate the Acuros module into its Eclipse product for external beam radiotherapy treatment planning.

*Compared to standard techniques using the American Association of Physicists in Medicine TG43 formulism.

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