January 12, 2012 — Today Brainlab announced the 500th sale of its ExacTrac patient positioning system for frameless radiosurgery. The scale of uptake highlights physicians 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 proven consistent and reliable in supporting accurate frameless radiosurgery for patients with tumors of the brain, spine and beyond. The system has since been internationally recognized as offering high accuracy, flexibility and increased patient comfort during treatment.
ExacTrac works by combining with advanced radiosurgery treatment systems to allow physicians to treat cancers using a frameless radiosurgery technique. This offers a valuable alternative to the historical practice that requires 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 accuracy during the entire procedure and helps reduce errors within the process, therefore maximizing overall treatment accuracy. By offering the option of non-invasive frameless radiosurgery, physicians are also able to offer patients a better treatment experience, increasing comfort and reducing anxiety during the procedure.
The adoption rate of ExacTrac frameless radiosurgery has increased significantly over the last few years. A growing number of physicians worldwide fully rely on the frameless technique for intra-cranial radiosurgery treatments and have eliminated the use of the invasive head ring completely.
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