News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | January 25, 2016

6-D robotic couch automatically documents patient positioning data during radiation treatment with linear accelerator

gKteso, Radiotherapy Patient System, RPS, patient positioning, radiotherapy

January 25, 2016 — gKteso introduces two models of the Radiotherapy Patient System (RPS) 6-D robotic couch for radiotherapy of cancer patients. The RPS base and RPS extended document fully automatically the process during the treatment with a linear accelerator. This is ensured by an integrated radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader, which reads in patient data and selected supporting aids (add-ons), providing those for further software and documentation of the treatment. In case the operating personnel select wrong add-ons, RPS will automatically detect this and send a signal accordingly.

The automated documentation and control makes preparation for treatment not only reproducible but also documentable. It has an advantageous effect on the efficiency of administrative efforts, allowing more room for individual patient care. Aside from the time and duration of the treatment with a linear accelerator, the exact patient positioning during radiotherapy will be provided as a dataset.

RPS base permits patient alignment without any unnecessary corrections, based on stored patient data. The patient platform offers flexible mobility by six degrees of freedom as well as a user-friendly, reliable alignment of the patient platform.

RPS extended allows positioning and fixation of up to three patients for radiotherapy at the same time. The preliminary work takes place in separate anterooms. Via automated satellite arms, patients are gently moved to the system, where they are then conveyed to the linear accelerator. This is where the operating personnel can review fine settings on the patient. As soon as radio- therapy is completed, the patient will be transferred back to the cabin and may leave the patient platform.

Both RPS base and RPS extended feature high rigidity and are designed for dynamic corrections. All add-ons for patient fixation, as well as positioning aids, may be attached to the patient platforms.

The low entry-height ensures convenient ascension of the patient platform. The large procedural area from head to pelvis provides additional comfort.

For more information: www.radiotherapy-patient-system.com

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