News | October 02, 2013

Civco’s Protura and Varian Integration Display Motion Management Systems at ASTRO 2013

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October 2, 2013 — Civco Medical Solutions demonstrated the integration between the Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System and Varian’s Clinac iX and Trilogy medical linear accelerators via the Varian Motion Management Interface at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

Civco’s Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System remotely repositions patients with robotic six degrees of freedom giving Varian Linac users the ability to achieve sub-millimeter positioning accuracy from outside the treatment room. Protura’s integration with Varian treatment technology automatically opens the relevant patient information in Protura software, drawing it from Varian’s 4DTC System, which automatically loads patient shift data to match Varian’s On-Board Imager (OBI) kV imaging system, and imports the Varian pedestal location.  Combined with Civco’s comprehensive motion management solutions, Protura is optimized to handle the rigors of a busy clinic while improving efficiency and throughput.

Civco’s team of motion management experts demonstrated additional treatment solutions and how they simplify the clinician’s workday and improve workflow and efficiency between imaging and treatment. These solutions for head, neck, breast, lung, abdomen and prostate were featured at ASTRO:

  • Universal Couchtop Long Extension (UCT LE): provides seamless imaging and treatment planning with dosimetrically matched couchtops that feature a large, junction-free and artifact-free treatment area. The unique profile of the UCT LE allows Civco’s SBRT Body Pro-Lok bridges to attach directly to the couchtop, enabling a seamlessly integrated SBRT immobilization platform. 
  • trUpoint ARCH SRS/SRT System: provides non-invasive, rigid and secure immobilization of the head.  Multiple immobilization methods are used, allowing the clinician to customize each setup based on the patient and clinical protocols.
  • Body Pro-Lok SBRT Immobilization: allows for customized setups utilizing bridges that secure directly to the couchtop, eliminating the need for overlays and ensuring equivalent setups between CT and treatment. The Body Pro-Lok System provides a simple, modular and reproducible foundation for any high-precision SBRT program, adapting to any department’s needs.
  • FreedomView Thermoplastic Mask: provides pre-cut eye and mouth holes allowing the patient to see clearly and breathe easier.  Rigid immobilization is maintained through the use of reinforced strips and smooth edges provide comfort around eye and mouth holes. The unique open pattern, balanced with a traditional rigid mask design, creates the stability that head and neck treatments demand.

For more information: www.civco.com

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