Technology | July 19, 2010

Radiation Therapy Suite Enhances Patient Safety

July 19, 2010 – CIVCO’s new RFSuite is designed with the capability to support the requirements set out by the Radiation Therapy Readiness Check Initiative, which was recently presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the Medical Imaging Technology Association (MITA).

Designed to implement additional patient protection features, the plan encourages clinicians to confirm the correct patient is being treated, the correct treatment plan is delivered as intended and the radiation therapy accessories and patient are positioned correctly prior to treatment. CIVCO’s RFSuite system will work in conjunction with this plan by confirming patient identity and verifying therapy accessories, thereby providing technologists, physicists and physicians with additional checkpoints to enable accurate and safe radiation therapy procedures.

RFSuite and other CIVCO solutions are providing the clinical community with the tools needed to address the new regulations and requirements designed to enhance safety and ensure the effective delivery of radiation therapy. RFSuite’s “hands free” design will also enhance the efficiency of the treatment verification process.

Radiation therapy is a crucial element in the effective treatment of cancer and is responsible for curing millions of patients worldwide. Over the past year, a number of radiation therapy mistreatments have occurred both in the United States and abroad, motivating government agencies to provide new safety recommendations. The Joint Commission (JCAHO) and the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR 482 Sec. 482.21) require the hospital to develop, implement and maintain an effective, ongoing, hospital-wide, data-driven quality assessment and performance improvement program. RFSuite is a unique and innovative way to ensure the safe and effective delivery of radiation therapy to millions of patients each year.

Related Content

RaySearch Developing RayCommand Treatment Control System for U.K. Proton Therapy Facility
Technology | Radiation Therapy | December 10, 2018
RaySearch has decided to develop a treatment control system, RayCommand, to act as a link between its RayStation...
Mirada Medical Joins U.K. Consortium Exploring Healthcare AI
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 04, 2018
Mirada Medical, a leading global brand in medical imaging software, will form part of an artificial intelligence (AI)...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 30, 2018
Accuray's philosophy is to personalize treatments to exactly fit the patient.
Ohio State University to Open Region’s First Proton Therapy Facility

Image courtesy of The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | Proton Therapy | November 21, 2018
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research...
Immune Inflammatory Levels Linked to Disease-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer
News | Prostate Cancer | November 19, 2018
Data from a validation study of a high-risk prostate cancer trial suggests that higher levels of pretreatment...
Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018
ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the 
The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared compu...