The Real Time Coach™ display

The patient’s guide for breath hold management.

Give your patients simple, clear feedback on their breathing with the Real Time Coach™ display. Easily positioned in the patient’s field of view, the display gives them real time feedback on their breathing. This can help patients participate in their own treatment, ease their positioning, and help deliver an effective breath hold for accurate, reproducible therapy.

With the intuitive display, patients can see exactly when they move into tolerance. With AlignRT®, the radiation beam can be paused and enabled based on this movement.

  • Wireless – designed to reduce trip hazards
  • Non-contact – for patient comfort and reduced cleaning
  • Positionable – for ease of patient use

 

AlignRT with Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)

Radiotherapy has been shown to cause volume-dependent cardiac perfusion defects in 27% of patients within 6 months¹.

During a study at the University of North Carolina, 20 patients were treated using AlignRT for DIBH. 0% of these have exhibited cardiac perfusion defects in SPECT images acquired 6 months after treatment².

¹Marks et al. The incidence and functional consequences of RT-associated cardiac perfusion defects. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 63, 214-223 (2005).
²As according to: ‘Prospective Assessment of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold to Prevent Radiation-Associated Cardiac Perfusion Defects in Patients with Left-Sided Breast Cancer’, T.M. Zagar et al., UNC (2016). Full study not yet published.
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