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Leading Radiosurgery Experts Present Clinical Experiences with Brainlab Multiple Brain Metastases Software

Learn what experts are saying about Brainlab Elements, game changers for treatment planning at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Anaheim, CA, July 09, 2015—Leading experts in the field of radiosurgery are set to present their experiences with Automatic Brain Metastases Planning software at the Novalis Circle Symposium during this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Automatic Brain Metastasis Planning software consistently and rapidly generates radiosurgery plans, allowing clinicians to efficiently treat up to ten multiple brain metastases in one session while helping to minimize radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissue.

Automatic Brain Metastases Planning is part of Brainlab® Elements, efficient a la carte software modules to support and facilitate neurosurgery and radiation oncology treatment planning. In April, Brainlab announced the completion of its automated stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) planning toolkit with the introduction of new Elements* for brain and spine at the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) Forum in Barcelona.

 “Software and technology like Automatic Brain Metastases Planning are changing the role of traditional treatment planning systems,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, President and CEO of Brainlab. “Latest publications show that radiosurgery is an advanced way of treatment for multiple metastases. This new software complements treatment paradigms in a user-friendly, fast and flexible way. Leading radiosurgery centers have begun adapting their protocols with Brainlab Elements and will share their results demonstrating safety and accuracy at the Novalis Circle Symposium.”

Speakers include Dr. Niko Papanikolaou from the University of Texas in San Antonio, who will discuss dosimetric analysis and quality assurance validation for Automatic Brain Metastases Planning, Dr. Zhiheng Wang from Duke University Medical Center who will address the impact of rotational correction on single isocenter stereotactic radiosurgery treatments and Dr. Timothy Solberg, who will give an overview on Novalis Certified, an independent audit which aims to ensure quality and patient safety in radiosurgery.

The Novalis Circle Symposium will take place on Sunday, July 12 at 6pm at the Hilton Anaheim. Visit to register or booth #201 at AAPM in Anaheim.

About Brainlab

Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to advanced, less invasive patient treatments.
Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery as well as numerous surgical fields including neurosurgery, orthopedic, ENT, CMF, spine and trauma. Founded in Munich in 1989, Brainlab has over 9000 systems installed in about 100 countries.

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*Work in progress – currently not for sale (in the US)