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Category: Radiotherapy

ISRS Educational Course

SRS/SRT in Management of Intracranial Tumors, Head&Neck, Lung, and Abdominal Cancers, Medical Physics for Radiosurgery

What’s new at ISRS Educational Course 2019?

Brainlab will be showcasing latest developments from its brand new ExacTrac Dynamic* generation to indication-specific software applications for cranial, spine and multiple brain metastases treatments, including powerful contouring and outlining tools.

Brainlab will also be hosting a Satellite Symposium on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

ExacTrac Dynamic

Brainlab will be showing the next generation of ExacTrac – ExacTrac Dynamic. This new forward-thinking universal concept provides a comprehensive solution for precision radiotherapy positioning and monitoring. ExacTrac Dynamic offers value on multiple fronts including expanded clinical workflows, broad technological advancements, enhanced user and patient experience, and technology consolidation.

Indication-Specific Treatment Planning Software

Brainlab will also be presenting a broad range of software applications from the Elements portfolio 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 consistent, high quality plans.

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.

Multiple Brain Mets SRS, indication-specific radiosurgery treatment planning software utilizes a dedicated algorithm to treat multiple lesions with a single isocenter. With a high degree of automation, users can create consistent plans while at the same time having the flexibility to adapt them to the specific needs of every patient. In combination with ExacTrac, treatment delivery times can be reduced drastically, even for multiple metastatic tumors in the brain.

Cranial SRS is optimized for the planning process based on specific cranial indications. Indications include but are not limited to arteriovenous malformation (AVM), pituitary adenoma, vestibular schwannoma, meningioma and large metastases. High plan quality can be achieved by leveraging a 4Pi optimization algorithm and clinically-generated controls that unite all the options and benefits demanded by cranial SRS.

Spine SRS offers clinical efficiency for both treatment planning and delivery and addresses many of the current challenges in spine radiosurgery. The software provides improved clinical efficiency through highly automated workflows and is fully focused on important dose falloff along specific vertebrae for enhanced spinal cord sparing.

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 and Spine Curvature 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.

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.

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.

*Commercial availability pending

Brainlab Satellite Symposium

October 4, 2019, 14:15 – 15:15

Clinical Implementation of a Dedicated Brain Treatment Planning Optimizer for Stereotactic Treatments: A New Treatment Paradigm

Prof. Benedikt Engels and Prof. Thierry Gevaert, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium

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