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first_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | March 10, 2010 VMAT Proves Much Faster than IMRT at French Clinic Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more March 10, 2010 – While intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can create a treatment that maximizes dose to the target and minimizes dose to healthy tissues, it can lead to longer delivery times compared with standard radiation therapy. That is prompted several radiation therapy centers around the world to adopt volumetric modulated radiation therapy (commonly known as VMAT), in which a single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arc(s) around the patient, significantly reducing treatment times. At the Clinique Claude Bernard’s Private Radiotherapy Center of Metz (PRCM) in Metz, France, which installed and started using the Elekta VMAT system, clinicians found the average VMAT was much faster than IMRT. “After only five months we were using VMAT to treat an average of 70 patients per day in an 11 to 12-hour day. At six months, almost everything apart from breast cancer cases was being done with the VMAT technique. Most importantly, the reduction in the length of treatment sessions is striking when compared to standard IMRT. VMAT treatment session times averaged half as long as those of IMRT,” said Guillaume Faure, M.D., co-director of radiation oncology at PRCM.A VMAT treatment session consists of pre-treatment image guidance time, patient set-up time and “beam-on time,”—the latter is when radiation is applied to the target. Depending on several factors, pre-treatment image guidance and set-up times can lead to treatment sessions ranging from five to nine minutes. Therefore, PRCM adopted an average treatment session time of seven minutes for all cases. Because VMAT beam-on time for all indications measures in tens of seconds, it now contributes less significantly to the total treatment session time. At PRCM, average VMAT beam-on times for five major indications are: 102 seconds for head-and-neck; 98 seconds for brain; 81 seconds for rectum; 79 seconds for prostate; and 79 seconds for lung.VMAT beam-on time across these five case types is just 88 seconds. Compared with total treatment session times for IMRT, an average VMAT treatment session (seven minutes) is typically twice as fast. Examples include prostate IMRT at 14 minutes; head and neck IMRT at 22 minutes and rectal IMRT at 11 minutes. For more information: www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more