Automated functionalities enable effective and straightforward pre-planning for spinal radiosurgery with emphasis on shielding the critical spinal cord while tightly fitting a steep dose gradient around select segments of the vertebral body
Automatic segmentation of spinal anatomy fundamentally streamlines extracranial treatment planning and serves standardization. The segmentation and labeling of spinal structures enables automatic CTV calculation and preservation of critical structures.
Multi-level vertebrae matching along the spine enables multi-modal contouring and CTV definition. Deformable co-registration is built on anatomical mapping, which provides fundamental understanding of deformable and non-deformable tissues.
Elements SmartBrush Spine software consistently and rapidly creates target volumes for the Elements Spine SRS* workflow.
* Work in progress
** Cox et al. International Spine Radiosurgery Consortium Consensus Guidelines for Target Volume Definition in Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. 2012;83(5):597-605.