January 23, 2009 - Impac Software, part of the Elekta Group, said that St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL, is the first clinical site to utilize MOSAIQ, Impac's image-enabled oncology information system, to treat patients using Varian's RapidArc treatment technique.
The result of the collaboration between Impac Software and Varian is the ability of the MOSAIQ oncology information system to support RapidArc technique treatments on Varian's Trilogy radiation therapy treatment system. MOSAIQ support also is available on all other linear accelerators providing volumetric modulated arc therapy treatments such as Elekta's Infinity and Synergy.
MOSAIQ provides radiation oncology centers with a reportedly sophisticated image-guided treatment management solution that streamlines radiation therapy planning, setup, verification, delivery review and analysis by providing interoperability with all major linear accelerator and imaging vendors in radiation oncology.
"The capability to review VMAT treatments and send data used in the patient's treatment - the CBCT data sets - to the individual patient's electronic record in MOSAIQ is critical," said Steven J. Wang, Ph.D., DABR, chief physicist and manager of medical physics at St. John's Hospital.