Brainlab has been a key player in the field of precision radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for over two decades. After taking a deeper look at today’s fundamental challenges in SRS, Brainlab has moved away from a uniform treatment planning system to à la carte set of exceptional applications for contouring and dose planning that augment what is currently available. Lean, intelligent and indication-specific Brainlab Elements allow for optimal customization around clinical needs. Elements use standard interfaces and can function with a variety of different workflows, treatment delivery systems and positioning technologies.
Elements Cranial SRS* quickly and automatically creates stereotactic radiosurgery plans for complex cranial indications, enabling both fast planning and delivery without compromising treatment quality by leveraging a 4π* optimization algorithm. Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS simply and efficiently creates an extremely powerful treatment that enables the user to treat up to ten metastases in the same amount of time with the same effort1. With Treatment Response Assessment Maps (TRAMs), differentiation between tumor progression and treatment effects is quickly made visible, helping the decision-making process in most brain tumor cases.
Elements Spine SRS* offers clinical efficiency during planning and delivery, including co-registration between MR and CT in complex regions, consistent and accurate target definition, and automatic creation of highly conformal dose.
On the positioning and monitoring side, ExacTrac X-Ray provides precise target control by enabling highly accurate patient positioning as well as intrafractional position monitoring to help clinicians deliver fast, precise image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
Consistency of radiosurgery treatments and access to state-of-the-art care remain cornerstones of the Brainlab vision. That’s why Brainlab initiated the “Novalis Certified” program, to ensure that radiosurgery programs remain safe and efficient, as treatments get more and more sophisticated. Hospitals can obtain the certification after they have successfully gone through an external audit conducted by the independent Novalis Circle expert group. Furthermore Brainlab supports the statistical mining of data with the SRS Registry. In partnership with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Registry aims to not only create benchmarks in radiosurgery, but also use statistical data to drive future decisions and the evolution of care.
* Work in progress
1Clinical white paper AUTOMATIC BRAIN METASTASES PLANNING