News | Treatment Planning | September 24, 2018

RayStation Replacing Existing Treatment Planning System at Leeds Cancer Centre

U.K.cancer center will use RayStation for treatment planning with multiple radiotherapy modalities

RayStation Replacing Existing Treatment Planning System at Leeds Cancer Centre

September 24, 2018 — RaySearch recently strengthened its position in the U.K. market with a major order for the treatment planning system RayStation from Leeds Cancer Centre (LCC), U.K. RayStation will replace the existing treatment planning system.

LCC, part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is one of the biggest centers in the U.K., treating patients from the West & North Yorkshire region of 2.8 million residents. The 10-year-old facility is currently in the process of replacing all of its imaging and treatment equipment.  

RayStation was chosen by the center after scoring highly in comparison with other competing systems. In particular, dose tracking and adaptive planning stood out as important functionalities. LCC will predominantly treat patients using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), but 3-D conformal radiation therapy (CRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) are also included in the order. The center will also use electronplanning, AutoBreast, multi-criteria optimization (MCO), RayStation Virtual Simulation and RayStation Doctor.

John Lilley, head of external beam radiotherapy physics at Leeds Cancer Centre, said, “It's clear to me that using RayStation can transform the way that we work. Switching planning systems is a massive undertaking but seeing how intuitive the software is and talking to other users I'm confident that the process will be smooth. The functionality that is available as standard in RayStation is impressive and we're sure that it will bring many benefits to planning our patients. We're confident that the improved functionality and efficiency savings that we'll be able to make will bring major benefits to the patients that we treat at the Leeds Cancer Centre. We’re really looking forward to collaborating with RaySearch.”

RayStation integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4-D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and features a graphical user interface with state-of-the-art usability.

For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com

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