News | January 27, 2012

Brainlab Patient Positioning System Achieves Major Milestone

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

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