Technology | November 08, 2010

Treatment Planning Software Warns of High Doses to Critical Structures

November 8, 2010 – Improved treatment planning software from IBA has algorithms to warn clinicians if radiation levels are too high in critical structures during radiation therapy. IBA showed its latest Compass Software advances during ASTRO 2010, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 in San Diego.

With reduced staffing and increasing numbers of oncology patients, Compass helps smooth workflow by highlighting areas of concern on radiation therapy treatment plans. It uses CT or MR data sets rather than phantoms for planning to help increase dose accuracy. A new algorithm looks at the structures in the anatomy from the imaging scans and compensates for air, bone, fat and radiation sensitive organs.

The software shows error maps showing hot and cold spots of radiation dose. It also offers the Dose Volume Histogram view of the plan, which highlights areas of error if a dose exceeds an anticipated level. The system will also give a rapid pass or fail analysis for radiation dose for critical structures around the tumor to save staff time.

Software highlights include:
• Fast analysis of response difference (plan vs. delivered)
• Precise evaluation per field or for each segment/control point
• Reliable check even for small MLC errors
• Fast overview of all frames (planned vs. measured) on control point level
• Check references vs. planned consistency for small fluctuations
• Seamless measurement of the whole plan delivery
• Accurate analysis of rotational plans
• Individual check for each IMRT segment (step and shoot or dynamic)
• Precise measurement of gantry angle per frame
• Rapid response measurement with sampling rate up to 20 frames/sec

For more information:

Related Content

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center Begins Breast Cancer Study Enrollment
News | Proton Therapy | April 25, 2019
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center announced two major efforts representing significant steps forward in breast...
Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019
Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent patient management solution to manage complexity,...
Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System
Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019
Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact...
New Study Redefines Therapeutic Dose Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
News | Lung Cancer | April 23, 2019
Non-small cell lung cancer is a common cancer for both men and women. Many people who are diagnosed with this type of...
Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index

Fig. 1: Comparison of state Medicaid fees for radiation oncology services for breast cancer and nonradiation oncology services per the Kaiser Family Foundation Index. (Agarwal et al, Red Journal, 2019) Credit: Elsevier

News | Radiation Therapy | April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019 — A new study finds wide state
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Effective for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | April 19, 2019
Ching-Jen Chen, M.D., of the neurosurgery department at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, was the winner...
Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms
News | Brachytherapy Systems | April 18, 2019
Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, presented new research on...
ASTRO Applauds Introduction of PIMA Patient Protection Bill
News | Radiology Business | April 15, 2019
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) hailed the introduction of federal legislation that would...
Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019
Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology and the...
Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology...