Modern Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
International Scientific and Practical Conference
What’s new at 2019 the conference “Modern Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer”?
Brainlab will be showcasing latest developments from its brand new ExacTrac Dynamic* generation to indication-specific software applications for cranial, spine and multiple brain metastases treatments, including powerful contouring and outlining tools.
On October 14th, Brainlab will be hosting a session on Novalis Radiosurgery Program at 10:15 and will do demonstration on Elements during the lunch break.
During the conference, we will show you our auto segmentation module during the session „Contouring of Critical Structures in Radiotherapy in H&N,“ and we will present the commissioning of ExacTrac and Brainlab planning module during the session „Commissioning of SRS Systems.“
Brainlab will be showing the next generation of ExacTrac – ExacTrac Dynamic. This new forward-thinking universal concept provides 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.
Indication-Specific Treatment Planning Software
Brainlab will also be presenting a broad range of software applications from the Elements portfolio for cranial, spine and multiple brain metastases radiosurgery. All Elements are designed to streamline and expedite the radiotherapy treatment planning process and include efficient contouring and fusion tools to ensure fast and complete workflows for SRS treatments. Fully 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, indication-specific radiosurgery treatment planning software utilizes a dedicated algorithm to treat multiple lesions with a single isocenter. With a high degree of automation, users can create consistent plans while at the same time having the flexibility to adapt them to the specific needs of every patient. In combination with ExacTrac, treatment delivery times can be reduced drastically, even for multiple metastatic tumors in the brain.
Cranial SRS is optimized for the planning process based on specific cranial indications. Indications include but are not limited to 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 cranial SRS.
Spine SRS offers clinical efficiency for both treatment planning and delivery and addresses many of the current challenges in spine radiosurgery. The software provides improved clinical efficiency through highly automated workflows and is fully focused on important dose falloff along specific vertebrae for enhanced spinal cord sparing.
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 Mapping, 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, and Smartbrush, which delineates tumors.
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.
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.
*Commercial availability pending
Novalis Radiosurgery Program
October 14, 2019, 10:15 – 10:30
Intraocular Lymphoma Radiosurgery with Novalis Radiosurgery Program
Dr. Elena Vetlova PhD,N.N., Burdenko National Medical Resarrch Center of Neurosurgery, Moscow
14th Liniya str. 63