News | Treatment Planning | February 16, 2018

Mitchell Cancer Institute Selects RayStation for TomoTherapy Planning

Cancer center at the University of South Alabama will also use RayStation for CyberKnife System treatment planning when the functionality is added in the future

Mitchell Cancer Institute Selects RayStation for TomoTherapy Planning

February 16, 2018 — The University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in Mobile, Ala., has selected RayStation as its treatment planning system for the TomoTherapy System. The center also treats patients using a CyberKnife System and will use RayStation for this in the future.

MCI’s radiation therapy service is equipped with Accuray´s CyberKnife and TomoTherapy System, as well as a 64-slice positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner. The center was initially interested in RayStation’s forthcoming support for the CyberKnife System, but saw that the system could meet all of its treatment planning needs into the future, including the TomoTherapy System.

Founded in 2000, MCI provides cancer treatment in three locations — MCI headquarters in Mobile, the MCI Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope and Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville — serving a potential catchment population of more than 4.1 million people.

Weisi Yan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the CyberKnife Program at MCI, said, “We were very impressed by the capabilities and user-friendliness of RayStation. As a leading-edge treatment center, we need the best possible technology in order to deliver outstanding care and maximize efficiency. RayStation will help us to achieve our goals.”

Hal Hopper, manager of MCI’s Department of Radiation Oncology, said, “RayStation is fast and effective in planning treatments for all possible techniques we are likely to offer. It is much less labor-intensive than other systems we have used. With RayStation, the physician can choose the best course of treatment more quickly.”

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