Technology | Treatment Planning | February 01, 2017

New RayStation Release to Include TomoTherapy Planning

Users will be able to accomplish all treatment planning for conventional radiotherapy and TomoTherapy from one point of control

RayStation 6, new release, RaySearch Laboratories, radiation therapy, treatment planning, TomoTherapy

February 1, 2017 — RayStation 6, the latest release of RaySearch’s radiation therapy treatment planning system, adds significant new functionality and a wide range of general improvements. Major additions include forthcoming support for Accuray TomoTherapy systems.

RaySearch said the new release sets RayStation apart as the only system to enable planning for both conventional linacs (linear accelerators) and TomoTherapy systems, giving clinics one point of control for all treatment planning needs. All contouring work can be done in one workspace. It is also possible to plan combined treatments and accurately calculate combined dose. Clinical support for TomoTherapy systems is pending final validation and will be included in a service pack to be released in the near future.

Other RayStation 6 highlights include:

  • Monte Carlo dose calculation for proton pencil-beam scanning (PBS);
  • PBS planning with block apertures;
  • Simultaneous co-optimization of multiple beamsets;
  • Magnetic resonance (MR)-based planning, using MR-image as planning image; and
  • Auto-recovery.

RayStation 6 also includes many other additions and general improvements, such as a new dose brush tool to adjust dose in user-specified regions, dose thumbnails in Plan Explorer, support for patients scanned decubitus left/right, the ability to change patient ID, improved prescribed fraction dose handling and display, as well as further enhancements to the graphical user interface (GUI).

RayStation 6 is still subject to regulatory clearance in some markets.

For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com

Related Content

Amar Kishan, M.D.

Amar Kishan, M.D.

News | Prostate Cancer | September 11, 2018
UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of high doses of...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
A discussion with Ehsan Samei, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, director of the Duke University Clinical Imaging Physics Gr
Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix Inc.
News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018
Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Augmenix Inc., a privately-held company which has...
Non-Canonical Strategy May Improve Cancer Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 — Although the success or failure of...
Videos | Treatment Planning | August 28, 2018
A discussion with...
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Radiation Therapy | August 28, 2018
Respiratory tumor motion often complicates the delivery of precision radiation treatment.
Tsuyama Chuo Proton Beam Center Treats First Patients With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 27, 2018
Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama Prefecture, southwest Japan, has commenced clinical use of RayStation to plan pencil...
Radiation Therapy Affects Event Recall for Children With Brain Tumors
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2018
Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the innovative new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018 America
Videos | Radiation Therapy | August 13, 2018
A discussion with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, professor of radiology and cardiology and
Overlay Init