The 37th European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology Congress
About ESTRO 2018
The European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) Congress and Exhibition is the premier opportunity for healthcare professionals to receive state-of-the-art continuing medical education, network with colleagues and learn about the latest cancer treatment products and services.
This year’s theme ‘Innovation for Value and Access’ focuses on radiation oncology as an innovative discipline that is rapidly evolving to make treatments more and more precise for all patients in Europe and worldwide.
What’s New at ESTRO 37?
Brainlab, as an innovator and forward-thinking organization in the field of radiosurgery, aligns perfectly with the focus of this year’s ESTRO Congress by showcasing our latest developments—indication-specific Elements software applications—for highly precise radiosurgery of the brain and spine.
Brainlab will also be hosting a Novalis Circle Lunch Symposium on Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases on Sunday, April 22, 2018. See below for more details.
Brainlab Elements Planning Software for Radiosurgery
At this year’s ESTRO, Brainlab will be presenting a broad range of the Elements portfolio, comprised of indication-specific software applications 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 the same consistent plan quality.
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.
Cranial SRS optimizes planning with an integrated 4π algorithm for patient-tailored treatments.
Spine SRS is fully focused on important dose falloff along specific vertebrae for enhanced spinal cord sparing.
Multiple Brain Mets SRS makes possible the simultaneous delivery of single-session treatments for multiple metastases. More than 1000 patients have been successfully treated worldwide with great clinical results.
All Elements are complemented by ExacTrac Patient Positioning and Monitoring system, which provides continual intrafractional monitoring with submillimetric delivery precision.
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.
This novel MRI-based methodology utilizes two acquisitions of standard T1-weighted MRI taken first at 5 minutes then 60 – 105 minutes after injection of a contrast agent. The first series is intelligently subtracted from the second to show the differentiation between contrast clearance and accumulation in the brain. This makes Elements Contrast Clearance Analysis an essential tool for neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neuro-oncologists to support ongoing treatment evaluation.
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 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.
ExacTrac Patient Positioning and Monitoring System
ExacTrac is a frameless and in-room X-Ray monitoring system that 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, regardless of couch and gantry angle.
Furthermore, ExacTrac is linac-independent. At this year’s ESTRO we will be displaying integration options with linacs from various vendors.
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.
Come visit us at booth #1600 for hands-on demonstrations and to explore our entire range of radiosurgery products.
See you at ESTRO 2018 in Barcelona!
Novalis Radiosurgery Lunch Symposium
Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases
The Novalis Circle invites you to join a lunch symposium to meet distinguished clinicians who will present the latest technologies and techniques in the treatment of brain metastases.
Value of stereotactic radiosurgery in management of multifocal disease
Reinhard Wurm, MD | Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder) | Germany
Clinical utilization of Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS
Karim-Maximilian Niyazi, MD | University Hospital of Munich (LMU), Klinikum Großhadern | Germany
Identifying response patterns earlier using Elements Contrast Clearance Analysis
Liam Welsh, MD | The Royal Marsden | UK
Complex multifocal planning and IGRS requirements
Manuel Todorovic, MSc | University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) | Germany
Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:15 – 2:15 PM
Room 115, CCIB
Rambla Prim 1-17, 08019 Barcelona
As space is limited, places are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.
For more information and to register, please visit www.novaliscircle.org/events
April 20, 2018Exhibition Hours
|07:00 PM – 08:30 PM|
April 21, 2018Exhibition Hours
|09:30 AM – 05:00 PM|
April 22, 2018Exhibition Hours
|09:30 AM – 05:00 PM|
April 23, 2018Exhibition Hours
|09:30 AM – 05:00 PM|
Map and Directions
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14
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