Technology | Treatment Planning | April 16, 2018

Varian Launches Velocity 4.0 Cancer Imaging Software

Latest release includes Rapidsphere module for Y90 selective internal radiation therapy dosimetry analysis

Varian Launches Velocity 4.0 Cancer Imaging Software

April 16, 2018 — Varian announced a new version of its Velocity cancer imaging software that includes Rapidsphere, a module for Y90 selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) dosimetry analysis. Rapidsphere provides the ability for cancer care teams to better understand tumor response and normal-tissue toxicity for individual patients receiving SIRT. This new software module extends Varian's Velocity software to interventional radiologists for use in targeted cancer therapy delivery to patients with liver malignancies.

Velocity 4.0 and the Rapidsphere module have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.

Rapidsphere runs on the Velocity software platform, which aggregates unstructured treatment and imaging data from diverse systems to show a comprehensive view of a patient's diagnostic imaging and treatment history. Rapidsphere is an integrated image-guided dosimetry system for calculating the absorbed dose using post-treatment emission tomography imaging from Y90 SIRT.

Velocity 4.0 incorporates several new features or improved functionalities. Additional new features in the software include:

  • Velocity M3i (Multi-Modality Motion Imaging) — Simultaneous display and contouring of up to 10 imaging studies; (CT/MR/PET/SPECT/Ultrasound/4DCT/CBCT) with deformable image registration;
  • Velocity Aria Sync — Automatic synchronization of approved objects from Aria and Eclipse and one-click save of Velocity data with Aria and Eclipse; and
  • Velocity Tumor & Dose Tracking – Image-based tumor and radiotherapy dose tracking across multiple treatment courses and therapy modalities to verify both volumetric tumor change and the cumulative dose history for cancer patients

For more information: www.varian.com

 

Related Content

Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy Hospital St. Louis continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving patient outcomes with the installation of the first CyberKnife M6 System in Missouri at their state-of-the-art David C. Pratt Cancer Center
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy
Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure

Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure. This picture shows a circle of hydrogel that was irradiated on the left half, which is slightly pink; whereas the right half of the gel is not irradiated and remains colorless.

News | Radiation Therapy | February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 — More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical.
Nuclear imaging equipment growth in 2020
News | Nuclear Imaging | February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 — The nuclear imaging equipment
Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive Intelligence solution. Ethos therapy is an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven holistic solution that provides an opportunity to transform cancer care.
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) c
The radiation therapy market is projected to grow in through 2026

Image courtesy of Accuray

News | Proton Therapy | February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 — Amid technological advancement, and notable research and development activities, the global ...
Accuray TomoTherapy total body irradiation
News | Radiation Therapy | February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the ...
The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy

An oxygen map image recovered from a mouse undergoing radiation therapy. The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy (red). Image courtesy of Brian Pogue, PhD

News | Radiation Therapy | February 03, 2020
February 3, 2020 — Oxygen in cancer tumors is known to be a major factor that helps radiation therapy be successful.
Elekta Unity MR Linac system
News | Radiation Oncology | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — Elekta announced that it signed a contract wit
ringing the cancer bell can do more harm than good, says an ASTRO study

Image courtesy of ASTRO

News | Radiation Oncology | January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 — It's a scene that some cancer patients dream about: they celebrate the end of a course of radiatio