Technology | September 04, 2007

Varian 'Smart' Technology to Speed Up RT Treatment Planning Performance for IMRT, IGRT

Varian Medical Systems’ new Smart Segmentation, a "smart" radiotherapy treatment planning tool, is designed to enable clinicians to significantly reduce the amount of time needed to create sophisticated treatment plans for advanced treatments like intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
The new Smart Segmentation automatic contouring feature is reportedly the first fully automatic tool that uses intelligent software to identify and outline, within diagnostic images, organs and other structures to be irradiated or protected during treatment. The first version of the Smart Segmentation tool performs automatic contouring of tumors and surrounding anatomy in the thorax and in the male pelvis. Additional anatomical sites will be added in the near future.

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