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ASTRO 2015

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting & Exhibition

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting & Exhibition

San Antonio | October 18th – 21st | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Booth #1051


What’s new at ASTRO Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio

The American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting and Exhibition is the premier opportunity for health care professionals to receive state-of-the-art continuing medical education, network with colleagues and learn about the latest products and services in cancer treatment. This year, the Meeting & Exhibition offers the opportunity for participants to gain practical knowledge with a focus on how technology meets patient care.

Brainlab will be hosting a Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Course on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rose Markovic at [email protected].

Meet world-renowned clinicians who will present the latest innovations and treatments at the Novalis Circle Symposium: Stereotactic Radiosurgery Developments in the Treatment of Brain Metastases on Monday, October 19th at 6:45 PM. To learn more and to register, please visit click here .


At this year’s ASTRO, Brainlab will be presenting new software applications to enhance the Brainlab Elements portfolio designed to streamline and expedite the radiotherapy treatment planning process. Brainlab will showcase complete workflows for Cranial, Spinal and Lung radiosurgery through the combination of the Elements portfolio and ExacTrac® patient monitoring.

For the brain, Brainlab introduces Elements Cranial SRS*, a unique application that optimizes the planning process based on cranial indications—from AVM, Pituitary Adenoma, Vestibular Schwannoma, and Meningioma to large metastases.

The new Spine SRS* 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.

For Lung, ExacTrac Motion Management* provides a patient tailored treatment with significantly reduced safety- and motion-margins with increased sparing of surrounding healthy tissue and side-effect free treatment regimes.

Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT and Brachytherapy

Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT will also be on display at the Brainlab booth. Airo provides diagnostic quality images and is designed for intraoperative use, providing clinicians with up-to-date anatomical information.

During brachytherapy treatments, Airo provides target localization assistance for the placement of internal radiation sources.


TRAMs—Treatment Response Assessment Maps*

Brand new this year at ASTRO 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.


Automatic Brain Metastases Planning, 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.


After analyzing customer feedback and gaining better insights to the many limitations of the common auto-segmentation approach, Brainlab introduces Anatomical Mapping – a universal software model of the human anatomy that is not limited to certain organs but defines bony and vascular structures, muscles and fat tissue. Tissue classes can be displayed including anatomical landmarks or may be grouped into regions.


The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) are partnering to launch and support a national registry for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. The SRS patient registry will define national patterns of care in radiosurgery, with an eye to improving health care outcomes, supporting informed decision making and potentially lowering the cost-of-care delivery to patients. The registry project will gather data from 30 diverse, high-volume sites with data specific to stereotactic radiosurgery during the next three years. The registry will log de-identified SRS treatment information of thousands of patients affected by brain metastases, benign brain tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).


Learn more about Adaptive Hybrid Surgery Analysis Element that is helping to establish the perfect crossing point between surgery and radiosurgery for multi-modality treatment of benign skull base tumors.


Novalis Certified is an independent accreditation program that promotes a very high standard of efficacy and safety for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments. The Novalis Certified on-site review includes a review of organizational, personnel, technological and quality assurance requirements.

To participate in a demonstration or to learn more about our products and methods, please visit us at booth #1051 at this year’s ASTRO Annual Meeting! 

*Work in progress

Novalis Circle Symposium

Novalis Circle Symposium*

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Developments in the Treatment of Brain Metastases


Monday, October 19, 2015
6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Brainlab invites you to join a Dinner Symposium at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting to meet world-renowned and leading clinicians who will present the latest technologies and techniques in the treatment of brain metastases.

Presenting Faculty

Hidefumi Aoyama, MD | Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital
Orin Bloch, MD | Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Jonathan Knisely, MD | North Shore – LIJ Health System
Haisong Liu, MD | Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
Yael Mardor, MD | Sheba Medical Center
Niko Papanikolaou, PhD | University of Texas, San Antonio

Register Here .

*This is not an ASTRO approved Industry Satellite Symposium and is not in compliance with the associated rules and regulations.  No CME credits will be granted for the Novalis Circle Symposium.


Sunday, October 18th
10:00 AM u2013 05:00 PM
Monday, October 19th
10:00 AM u2013 05:00 PM
Tuesday, October 20th
10:00 AM u2013 05:00 PM

Map and Directions

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street
78205 San Antonio
United States of America

October 18, 2015 – October 21, 2015

San Antonio, United States of America

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