27ème congrès de la SFRO
What’s New at SFRO 2016 in Paris
The SFRO Congress is the main gathering for radiotherapists, physicians, and other professionals in the field of Radiation Oncology in France.
This 27th edition will feature new developments, joint sessions with other medical societies, symposia, and the exchange and discussion of major topics and experiences. Another focus will be on the 120th anniversary of the first patient treated with Radiotherapy in 1896 by Victor Despeignes in Lyon.
Brainlab will be showcasing a variety of complete workflows for Cranial, Multiple Brain Metastases and Spine indications.
COMPLETE, INDICATION SPECIFIC, WORKFLOWS FOR BRAIN, SPINE AND MULTIPLE BRAIN METS
At this year’s SFRO, Brainlab will be presenting a broad range of the Elements portfolio, including efficient and effective software applications.
All Elements are designed to streamline and expedite the radiotherapy treatment planning process.
For Brain, Brainlab presents Elements Cranial, a unique application that optimizes the planning process based on cranial indications—from AVM, Pituitary Adenoma, Vestibular Schwannoma, and Meningioma to large metastases.
With the implementation of a 4π algorithm into the Cranial SRS software, Brainlab Elements are now set to become even more intelligent and efficient. 4π—licensed exclusively from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada—enables patient tailored, optimized treatment trajectories aiming at minimizing radiation dose to organs at risk without compromising target coverage or treatment times.
For Spine, the new Spinal Planning Element* has an algorithm that internally breaks down planning target volumes into a number of smaller targets to achieve excellent dose planning metrics and a highly conformal dose.
MULTIPLE BRAIN METS SRS
Multiple Brain Metastases SRS, part of Brainlab Elements, allows delivery of highly conformal single-session treatments while helping to minimize dose spread to surrounding healthy tissue. Planning and treatment time can be significantly reduced even with as many as 10 tumors to treat.
DECISION MAKING TRAMS – TREATMENT RESPONSE ASSESSMENT MAPS
Brand new this year at SFRO is TRAMs—Treatment Response Assessment Maps—a method developed in collaboration with Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
TRAMs are used in neuro-oncological decision making to differentiate tumor progression from treatment effects such as pseudo-progression or radiation necrosis. The method works by acquiring two MRI images—one at two minutes and another at 75 minutes after the injection of the contrast agent—and subtracting the first image from the second. Tumor cells, which have efficient contrast agent clearance, show up blue on the subtracted image, while non-tumor tissues with less efficient clearance appear red, allowing clinicians to determine further course of treatment.
PATIENT POSITIONING AND MONITORING WITH EXACTRAC®
In combination with Elements, Brainlab will showcase workflows for Cranial and Spine using ExacTrac® Patient Positioning and Monitoring.
With over 850 installed systems worldwide, in-room X-Ray based ExacTrac® Positioning and Monitoring system has redefined automation, efficiency and patient positioning flexibility in the treatment room.
Instantaneous X-Ray imaging with proprietary 6D fusion provides fast and highly accurate position verification and reduces the possibility of geographical miss due to patient motion or internal anatomical shifts.
Thanks to the 4π algorithm used during planning, ExacTrac is the only system that can detect intra-fractional tumor motion even at non-coplanar couch angles.*
*Work in progress
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 builds on other accreditation programs available with a dedicated focus on attaining excellence in SRS and SBRT.
Come by booth #25 for hands-on demonstrations and to explore our entire range of radiosurgery products.
See you at SFRO 2016 in Paris!
October 06, 2016
October 07, 2016
October 08, 2016
Paris de la Défense
Visit Brainlab at booth #25!