14th International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress
What’s new at ISRS 2019?
Brainlab will be showcasing our latest developments in radiosurgery—indication-specific applications for cranial, spine and multiple brain metastases treatments. The Elements software suite is designed to streamline and expedite the treatment planning process and includes efficient contouring, fusion, distortion correction and dose planning functionality.
Brainlab will also be hosting a Novalis Circle Symposium on technical innovations in spine SRS treatments on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. For more information and to register, please visit novaliscircle.org/events.
Indication-Specific Radiosurgery Treatment Planning Software
At this year’s ISRS, Brainlab will be presenting a broad range of software applications from the Elements portfolio for cranial, spine and multiple brain metastases radiosurgery. Highly automated, they enable experts—as well as less experienced users—to achieve consistent, high quality plans.
While each Elements application has the common goal of quick planning, sparing organs at risk, and creating highly conformal doses, each is specifically targeted to the unique needs of its respective area.
Multiple Brain Mets SRS, utilizes a dedicated algorithm to treat multiple lesions with a single isocenter that guarantees target coverage while optimizing MLC apertures for conformity and steep dose gradient. With features such as knowledge-based anatomical segmentation, MRI distortion correction, automatic adaptive dose grid, and an isodoseline prescription option, users can rapidly create plans adapted to the specific needs of every patient.
Cranial SRS is VMAT planning optimized for radiosurgery of arteriovenous malformation (AVM), pituitary adenoma, vestibular schwannoma, meningioma, and large metastases. High plan quality can be achieved by leveraging a 4Pi optimization algorithm and clinically-generated controls that unite all the options and benefits demanded by benign indications.
Spine SRS offers clinical efficiency for both treatment planning and delivery, addressing the current challenges in spine radiosurgery. The software provides improved clinical efficiency through highly automated workflows for spine curvature correction, consortium consensus PTV definition, and Monte Carlo dose plan optimization.
In combination with Elements, the room based ExacTrac Positioning and Monitoring system allows for highly accurate monitoring of patient motion and internal anatomical shifts during treatment, at any table position, even while the treatment beam is on.
SRS Contouring Elements
Intuitive to learn and use, these pre-planning tools are optimized and tailored for physicians. Contouring Elements can be chosen à la carte and provide unique MR-based automatic segmentation that processes multiple MR sequences. Among these are Anatomical Segmentation, which labels all tissue classes of MR datasets to identify organs at risk, Cranial Distortion Correction and Spine Curvature Correction for dataset co-registration using Image Fusion, Smartbrush, which delineates tumors, and Fibertracking for functional targeting or preservation through identification of neuronal connectivity.
Brainlab Elements pre-planning tools are now also compatible with Leksell GammaPlan. Both are still independent solutions, however utilizing Brainlab Elements, together with Leksell GammaPlan, gives Leksell Gamma Knife users even more tools to elevate radiosurgical planning parameters from being mostly geometrical to functional.
Elements Contrast Clearance Analysis
Contrast Clearance Analysis is an MRI methodology to support treatment assessment and has been developed in collaboration with Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
Elements Contrast Clearance Analysis supports ongoing treatment evaluation by depicting contrast clearance and accumulation in the brain in high resolution. The software analyzes MR images to differentiate regions of high vascular activity from regions with reduced activity to provide additional insight into the effects of cranial tumor treatments.
For the first time at ISRS, Brainlab will be showing the next generation of ExacTrac – ExacTrac Dynamic, a comprehensive solution for precision radiotherapy positioning and monitoring. ExacTrac Dynamic offers value on multiple fronts including expanded clinical workflows, broad technological advancements, enhanced user and patient experience, and technology consolidation.
Novalis Certified Accreditation Program
Novalis Certified promotes high standards in SRS and SBRT by helping to ensure the delivery of cranial and body radiosurgery at a level of efficacy and safety that corresponds with best practice clinical workflows.
Built upon the guidance of the Novalis Expert Panel, Novalis Certified supplements other available accreditation programs with a dedicated focus on attaining excellence in SRS and SBRT.
Novalis Circle Symposium: Clinical and Technical Innovations in Spine SRS Treatments
The Novalis Circle invites you to join a lunch symposium at the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) Annual Meeting to meet distinguished clinicians who will present the latest technologies and techniques for Spine SRS treatments.
Date: Wednesday, June 12th
Time: 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Location: Segovia IV Room, Windsor Expo Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For more information and to register, please visit novaliscircle.org/events.
*Commercial availability pending
R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janiero