The time lag between planning and seed implantation can degrade the effectiveness of treatments as tumor targets size and location change.
Based on leading-edge mixed integer programming techniques developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Brachy InversePlan allows clinicians to define treatment goals for tumors and radiation dose constraints for critical organs. In minutes it then computes optimal seed placement plans that adhere to these parameters, making possible precise real-time planning on the day of seed implantation. This system results in treatment plans that are not only highly conformal, but also use far fewer seeds and needles. Thus, these procedures are less invasive and less costly