Technology | July 23, 2010

Robotic Patient Positioning System with a Short Learning Curve


July 23, 2010 -- The Protura robotic patient positioning system, showcased at the 2010 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting in Philadelphia, is designed to integrate with an existing IGRT (image guided radiation therapy) solution and linear accelerator to provide an affordable all-in-one motion management solution. It provides sub-millimeter corrections with 6 degrees of freedom from outside the treatment room.

Protura, from CIVCO Medical Solutions, is compatible with the company's Body Pro-Lok for SBRT and all two-pin compatible immobilization devices. A built-in redundant sensor system is used for auto-calibration and assures the robot precisely aligns the patient without needing an external camera system.

Protura comes standard with a Universal Counchtop featuring DoseMatch technology. It performs all rotations about isocenter, unique for each patient.

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