News | January 27, 2012

Brainlab Patient Positioning System Achieves Major Milestone

Stock image

January 27, 2012 — Brainlab announced the 500th sale of its ExacTrac patient positioning system for frameless radiosurgery. The scale of uptake highlights continued focus on adopting clinically proven systems for high-precision cancer treatments and their ongoing investment in ensuring access to advanced radiation therapy for patients.

The ExacTrac system, first developed almost a decade ago, has proved reliable in supporting accurate frameless radiosurgery for patients with tumors of the brain, spine and elsewhere. The system has since been internationally recognized as offering high accuracy, flexibility and increased patient comfort during treatment. 

ExacTrac works by using advanced radiosurgery treatment systems to allow physicians to treat cancers with a frameless radiosurgery technique. This offers an alternative to the historical practice requiring immobilization with an invasive head ring affixed to the skull. The advanced image guidance and computer-driven optimization of ExacTrac enables physicians to control every step of the treatment pathway, improving workflow and flexibility of treatment planning.

By offering precision to a sub-millimeter level, ExacTrac provides high accuracy during the entire procedure and helps reduce errors, maximizing overall treatment accuracy. By offering the option of non-invasive frameless radiosurgery, physicians are able to give patients a better treatment experience, increasing comfort and reducing anxiety.

The adoption rate of ExacTrac frameless radiosurgery has increased significantly over the last few years.

 For more information: www.brainlab.com

Related Content

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Effective for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | April 19, 2019
Ching-Jen Chen, M.D., of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, was the winner...
Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms
News | Brachytherapy Systems | April 18, 2019
Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, presented new research on...
ASTRO Applauds Introduction of PIMA Patient Protection Bill
News | Radiology Business | April 15, 2019
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) hailed the introduction of federal legislation that would...
Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019
Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology and the...
Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology...
Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill. Interview with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill.
 

Feature | April 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor and A.J. Connell
April 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine w
ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019
Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated its first patient...
What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019
The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018, according to a new...
Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019
Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination of RaySearch's...