Brainlab Introduces New Generation of VMAT* for Brain and Spine at 3rd ESTRO in Barcelona


Brainlab Introduces New Generation of VMAT* for Brain and Spine at 3rd ESTRO in Barcelona


MUNICH, Apr. 24, 2015 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

- Introduction of new "Elements" completes the portfolio of automated,

indication-specific planning tools for radiosurgery/SBRT

The "Elements" strategy - indication-specific focused software applications

aimed at enhancing the workflow for difficult to treat indications in the brain

and spine introduced in 2013 - comes full circle with the introduction of

automated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) planning tools. These new Elements

enable on-the-fly generation of consistent treatment plans for VMAT delivery.

"Elements are a new generation of products that are indication-specific,

user-friendly, fast, automatic and flexible," stated Stefan Vilsmeier,

President and CEO of Brainlab, "Instead of competing with existing treatment

planning systems, Elements complement them by providing additional treatment

possibilities for difficult to treat indications."

Previously introduced Elements for cranial radiosurgery have focused on

enhancing image fusion, distortion correction* of various MRI sequences,

interactive segmentation* of tumors and vascular structures, fibertracking*,

dose review, and automatic segmentation* of critical structures. Adaptive

Hybrid Surgery tools have helped to simulate and evaluate the feasibility of

radiosurgery treatments at different resection levels during surgery.

Radiosurgery treatment planning for cranial indications, however, remains a

manual iterative process that is highly user-dependent. One of the

revolutionary new Elements tools* Brainlab will introduce automatically

generates highly conformal treatment plans for a variety of indications,

locations, sizes, shapes and fractionation schemes, all with the click of a

button. Instead of choosing between different delivery techniques, the Element

algorithm produces a MU-optimized plan for delivery as volumetric, intensity

modulated arc. For treatment of spherical targets, such as singular metastases,

or small functional targets, such as trigeminal neuralgia, another new Element

has been designed around the challenges of these specific treatments.

Spinal radiosurgery represents another challenging treatment with multiple

complex and manual steps. Brainlab presents its vision of a "perfect" workflow,

leveraging decades of experience in automatic image processing. In addition to

streamlining the fusion and segmentation steps, another VMAT-based automatic

planning Element for spinal SRS can generate complex yet highly conformal

plans. This tool is specifically designed to address the visualization and

optimization requirements for stereotactic treatments for spine indications.

ESTRO: April 24-28 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona.

Visit Brainlab: booth #3000.

*This medical device has not concluded the conformity assessment procedure

required according to EU Directive 93/42/EEC and bears no CE marking. Thus,

Brainlab does not yet offer this device for sale.  



Source: Brainlab