December 11, 2008 - The first patient to be treated clinically with a new treatment planning system for proton radiation therapy developed by RaySearch took place at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden.
The system is integrated in the Oncentra MasterPlan treatment planning system from RaySearch's partner Nucletron. The University Hospital treats more than 100 cancer patients annually with proton therapy at the The Svedberg Laboratory and the system will be used for all proton treatments in the future.
"The new treatment planning system saves substantial time with its user-friendly tools providing us with various optimization alternatives and the possibilities of making fine adjustments. The dose calculations are exact and optimized to the clinical reality. In addition to the concise presentation of treatment plan data, filter and field shapes are visualized graphically in a clear and pleasant manner," said Christina Vallhagen Dahlgren, senior hospital physicist, proton therapy at the University Hospital.
Proton therapy is one of RaySearch's prioritized development areas and the company is participating in discussions regarding a number of business opportunities in the field. For example, RaySearch is working actively with its partner Nucletron on four tenders.
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