Applications

Radiation therapy is critical for treating many kinds of cancer, and accuracy, together with efficient treatment, is vital for success. Vision RT technology has demonstrated benefit on a variety of treatment sites, either in speed of setup, aiding accuracy of treatment, or both.

Consequently, many clinics now use Vision RT technology, for setup and treatment routinely for the vast majority of their patients undergoing radiation therapy as SGRT is increasingly becoming accepted as standard of care. Click on key applications to learn more.

Other applications include:

Standard Breast

With studies showing reduced need for imaging⁴, reduced shifts and other benefits⁵, AlignRT can be incorporated into standard breast treatments quickly and easily.

Head and Neck

Detecting rigid setup errors⁶, tracking patient position during treatment⁷ and ensuring immobilization⁸ are benefits supported by the evidence on AlignRT for this indication.

Plus: Pediatrics, prostate and other conditions.

 

¹Zagar et al. Prospective Assessment of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold to Prevent Radiation Associated Cardiac Perfusion Defects in Patients With Left-Sided Breast Cancer J Appl Clin Med Phys. ;93:3S 2027
²Pan et al. Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery: clinical outcomes for brain metastases. Neurosurgery. 2012 Oct;71(4):844-51
³Pham et al. Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery: update on clinical outcomes for brain metastases. Trans. Cancer Res, 3, 4, 351-357, August, 2014
⁴Wiant et al. The Accuracy of AlignRT Guided Set-Up for Whole Breast and Chestwall Irradiation, AAPM Abstract SU-D-213CD-2 2012
⁵Shah et al. Clinical evaluation of interfractional variations for whole breast radiotherapy using 3-dimensional surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jan-Mar;3(1):16-25
⁶Gopan O, Wu Q. Evaluation of the accuracy of a 3D surface imaging system for patient setup in head and neck cancer radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Oct 1;84(2):547-52
⁷Zhao et al. Feasibility of Open Mask Immobilization with Optical Imaging Guidance (OIG) for H&N Radiotherapy. AAPM Abstract SU-F-J-18 2016
⁸Wiant et al. A prospective evaluation of open face masks for head and neck radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Feb 13