News | Treatment Planning | May 02, 2016

Mirada Medical Showcases Latest Radiotherapy Advancements at 35th ESTRO Congress

Company will highlight RTx planning software and Workflow Box for adaptive contouring

Mirada Medical, 35th ESTRO Congress, radiotherapy treatment planning, RTx, Workflow Box

RTx software image courtesy of Mirada Medical

May 2, 2016 — Mirada Medical announced it will showcase its latest solutions for radiotherapy, including RTx and Workflow Box, at the European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) 2016 Congress, April 29-May 2 in Torino, Italy.

The number and types of images — computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — used for modern protocols has significantly increased in the past years. This has created the daily challenge of precise and accurate alignment of the different images.

Having recently acquired the Mirada RTx solution for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, U.K., Prof. Marcel Van Herk declared: “We have chosen Mirada as strategic partner to develop multimodality imaging solutions because of the quality of their software, allowing rapid translation of novel techniques into our clinic while also providing the possibility to efficiently integrate workflows for the different treatment techniques that are available at our site.”

Modern protocols such as image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) also require thin-slice imaging to precisely target disease and spare healthy tissue, which has created a significant burden in manual contouring. While several vendors have introduced auto-contouring, Mirada is showcasing what it claims is the only zero-click, truly automated multi-atlas contouring solution. The Mirada solution employs unique SMART (Scalable Multi-Atlas for Radiation Therapy) technology and relies on the Mirada image registration engine. It is designed to save time and improve consistency for initial contouring and adaptive re-contouring. Being vendor-agnostic, it also integrates seamlessly into any radiotherapy workflow.

Further, through the course of radiotherapy, patient anatomy may change. In addition, changes in the shape, size and position of targeted disease are likely. It is a daily challenge to assess whether the treatment plan needs to be updated to account for these changes. Mirada RTx turns the complex task of adaptive assessment into a rapid and accurate multi-timepoint comparison of images, structures and doses. With its zero-click SMART contouring solution Workflow Box, Mirada automates the previously laborious task of adaptive re-contouring.

“Technology is a major part of our treatment and workflow improvement strategy. We chose Mirada because their contouring solution allows us the flexibility to push boundaries in research whilst using robust workflows we can trust in a clinical setting as well. With growing patient numbers and treatment complexity, increasing efficiency and flexibility whilst improving quality and precision has become imperative.”  said Peter Remeijer, Ph.D., from Dutch Cancer Institute Antoni Van Leeuwen NKI, Amsterdam.

For more information: www.mirada-medical.com

Related Content

Study Unveils Blueprint for Treating Radiation-Resistant Brain Tumor

NIH-funded researchers showed how gliomas may be treated with radiation and drugs that block DNA repair. Image courtesy of Castro lab, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor

 

News | Radiation Therapy | February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019 — Researchers at the University of Michigan recently searched for new brain tumor treatments by exp
Videos | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the
New Targeted Therapy for Recurrent Brain Tumors Implanted for First Time
News | Radiation Therapy | February 15, 2019
University of Minnesota Health (M Health) is the first in the United States to begin offering GammaTile Therapy, a new...
Canon Adds Radiation Therapy Package to Aquilion Prime, Lightning CT Systems
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 11, 2019
In the patient-centric world of radiation oncology, it is critical that computed tomography (CT) simulation is...
Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019
The Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system recently received 510(k) premarket notification...
University of Oklahoma Cancer Center Begins First Proton Therapy Treatments
News | Proton Therapy | February 01, 2019
Home to the largest and most comprehensive radiation therapy program in Oklahoma, the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU (...
Stereotactic Radiotherapy Improves Long-Term Survival in Stage-IV Cancers
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 31, 2019
The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates stereotactic radiation can extend long-term...
Philips Collaborates With MIM Software on Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019 — Philips announced a collaboration with imaging solutions provider MIM Software Inc.
Videos | Lung Cancer | January 29, 2019
Gregory Videtic, M.D., staff physician in radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, and David Johnstone, M.D., prof
Southern Asia's First Proton Therapy Center Begins Treatments
News | Proton Therapy | January 28, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced the opening of the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in Chennai, India, and the...