Technology | September 28, 2011

Bionix Integrates Medspira Breath Hold into Omni V SBRT Patient Positioning System

Bionix Integrates Medspira Breath Hold into Omni V SBRT Patient Positioning System

September 28, 2011 – Bionix Radiation Therapy announces the addition of Breath Hold, an interactive breath-hold control monitoring system from MedSpira, as an accessory to its Omni V Patient Positioning System. Developed by Mayo Clinic physicians, Breath Hold is a user-friendly system that enables patients to easily and consistently reproduce a breath-hold reference point consistent breathing pattern. This consistency is a significant benefit, ideal for stereotactic radiation therapy procedures involving the lungs and upper abdomen. 

Stereotactic radiation therapy delivers a high dose of radiation to patients in fewer fractions than conventional delivery methods. Patient indexing and monitoring is crucial to maximize adherence to the treatment plan. Breath Hold with Bionix’s Omni V stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) Patient Positioning System will allow radiation therapy facilities to provide a more accurate setup and treatment outcome for their patients. 

Breath Hold is an easy-to-use expandable bellows system that works by providing feedback to patients about their respiration. To use this system, a pressure-sensitive transducer tube is wrapped around the patient’s chest or belly. During the treatment, patients watch an LED monitor, which displays their breathing pattern through a series of lights. A reference point, typically either an inhale or exhale, is selected. After the point is chosen, the center light communicates to the patient their target reference point. Additional lights visually alert the patient when they are beyond their desired range.

The Breath Hold and Omni V SBRT Positioning System will be featured this year in Bionix Radiation Therapy’s Booth #1241 at ASTRO 2011. ASTRO 2011 is being held at Miami Beach Convention Center on October 2 -- October 4.

Breath Hold is also available as a stand-alone system for other radiation therapy applications. 

For more information: www.BionixRT.com

Related Content

Amar Kishan, M.D.

Amar Kishan, M.D.

News | Prostate Cancer | September 11, 2018
UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of high doses of...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
A discussion with Ehsan Samei, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, director of the Duke University Clinical Imaging Physics Gr
Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix Inc.
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Augmenix Inc., a privately-held company which has...
Non-Canonical Strategy May Improve Cancer Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 — Although the success or failure of...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 28, 2018
A discussion with...
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2018
Respiratory tumor motion often complicates the delivery of precision radiation treatment.
Tsuyama Chuo Proton Beam Center Treats First Patients With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 27, 2018
Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama Prefecture, southwest Japan, has commenced clinical use of RayStation to plan pencil...
Radiation Therapy Affects Event Recall for Children With Brain Tumors
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2018
Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the innovative new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018 America
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
A discussion with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, professor of radiology and cardiology and
Overlay Init