News | May 08, 2013

Procure Develops Highly Efficient Mobile Anesthesia System That Saves Time, Improves Patient Comfort

Anesthesiologists have easy access to all equipment

The Remote Mobile Anesthesia System, initially developed for use in proton treatment centers but useful in any medical setting, provides the ability to administer anesthesia to a patient before, during and after proton therapy treatment without interruption, reducing preparation and treatment time by as much as 30 percent.

An innovation of ProCure Treatment Centers Inc., the system features a customized transport gurney that compactly holds all of the tubing and apparatus in a standard anesthesia set-up, along with a patient monitoring system. It also contains a patient support couch with a rail system, along which the anesthesia machine and associated equipment slide, allowing staff easy access to the equipment.

“It can be tricky for an anesthesiologist to monitor and maneuver around patients being treated,” said Niek Schreuder, senior vice president of medical physics and technology at ProCure. Schreuder invented the remote system along with ProCure’s John Smith, director of operation development. “The Remote Mobile Anesthesia System is a truly unique solution for this issue, enclosing all of the potentially hazardous features of the machine, such as pipes, gas containers, tubes and wires. None of the equipment interferes with the environment, the physician or the patient.”

The system can be used to anesthetize a patient in a separate prep area, significantly reducing the amount of time the patient spends in the treatment room. For example, with proton therapy, a patient would spend as long as one hour in the treatment room being anesthetized, treated and recovering. With the remote system, average time in the treatment room will drop by about 20 minutes, leading to improved patient flow and efficiency.

"This system makes it safer and easier for the anesthesiologists and radiation therapists to treat children," said William Hartsell, M.D., medical director of the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center in Warrenville, Ill.  "In addition, because it is more efficient, the children spend less time under anesthesia - making it safer for them as well."

For more information:

Related Content

MedStar Georgetown Proton Center Selects RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017 — The proton center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will utilize RayStation for planning on
DOSIsoft Releases ISOgray Proton Therapy Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | August 15, 2017
DOSIsoft SA announced the official release, with CE marking, of ISOgray Treatment Planning System (TPS) release 4.3 for...
Eight Proton Therapy Centers Worldwide Adopt RayStation for Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | July 21, 2017
RaySearch Laboratories reported that eight additional proton therapy centers worldwide have recently chosen RayStation...
IBA to Install Proton Therapy Facility at Inova Schar Cancer Institute
News | Proton Therapy | July 18, 2017
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Inova recently signed a contract for a two-room Proteus Plus proton therapy...
Proton International and Beaumont Health Open Michigan's First Proton Therapy Facility
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017
Proton International (PI) and Beaumont Health recently opened the state’s first proton therapy center, offering the...
ASTRO Updates Insurance Coverage Recommendations for Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2017
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance...
IBA and Philips Step Up Commercial Collaboration in Brazilian Proton Therapy Market
News | Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2017
IBA and Philips announced in mid-June they are stepping up their combined effort for proton therapy in Brazil.
First Patient Treated With Pencil Beam Scanning at Institute Curie Proton Therapy Center
News | Proton Therapy | May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 — IBA announced that the first patient has been treated with pencil beam scanning (PBS) technology at th
News | Radiation Therapy | May 16, 2017
Proton International announced the successful financing of a new state-of-the-art radiation therapy center and a...
Proton Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Now Part of RayStation Treatment Planning
News | Treatment Planning | May 15, 2017
RaySearch demonstrated a new Monte Carlo dose planning feature for proton therapy on its RayStation system at the 2017...
Overlay Init