Technology | Treatment Planning | May 02, 2016

Elekta Debuts Monaco 5.11 Treatment Planning Software at ESTRO 35

Latest version features up to four times faster calculation spped for reduced radiotherapy planning times

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May 2, 2016 — Elekta announced that Monaco version 5.11, the latest update to its treatment planning software, is available for clinical release.

Real-world testing has shown that Monaco version 5.11 provides significant performance speed enhancements over prior versions. Users can now attain calculation speeds up to four times faster than in previous versions of Monaco. With the Monte Carlo algorithm, users can achieve robust accuracy combined with speed and performance.

Fast plan calculation time is just one of the many characteristics in Monaco designed to improve overall efficiency. Monaco templates enable users to easily import and export treatment plans, facilitating sharing across departments and organizations. With the ability to create multiple prescription plans at one time, overall planning time is reduced. Additionally, improved data sharing creates additional opportunities to optimize individual treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient.

“The optimization speed enhancements in version 5.11, combined with previous innovations, such as template planning, provide substantial improvements in planning workflow efficiencies, while continuing to deliver highly accurate treatment plans using Monte Carlo dose calculations,” said Sotiri Stathakis, Ph.D., associate professor, radiation oncology and radiology at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. “We have been testing Monaco version 5.11 for several months and, so far, we have seen up to 3-4 times reduction in the optimization of VMAT [volumetric modulated arc therapy] plans equivalent to a 70 percent reduction in optimization times.”

Monaco was one of several innovations highlighted during the 2016 meeting of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation & Oncology (ESTRO 35), April 29-May 3 in Turin, Italy.

For more information: www.elekta.com

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