What is AlignRT® Advance?
AlignRT® Advance is the market-leading Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) system for tracking a patient’s position before and during radiation therapy, to help ensure a streamlined workflow for accurate treatment delivery.
AlignRT Advance makes treatment safer by using a contact-free technique to track a patient’s skin surface in real-time with sub-millimetric† accuracy and ensures radiation is only delivered when the patient is correctly positioned. If a patient moves, AlignRT Advance can automatically signal the treatment delivery system to pause radiation.
AlignRT Advance also benefits patient comfort, as it can eliminate the need for tattoos or other permanent marks, avoid the use of traditional closed mask or frame-based SRS, and reduce the need for pediatric anesthesia.
Today, Vision RT systems are installed in 19 of the 20 “Best Hospitals for Cancer” in the USA, and 80% of the top 50.* We have comprehensive interoperability and assured long-term collaboration with both major linac vendors.
Watch our AlignRT Advance webinar on-demand to hear from clinical experts who will share their experience using this blazingly-fast upgrade and the impact it has had on their clinical practice.
Every patient, every fraction
AlignRT is safe, non-invasive and can be used for fast and accurate patient setup and monitoring for all forms of cancer, including breast, brain, lung, liver, sarcoma, head and neck, and other cancers.
Breast and Deep Inspiration Breath Hold
During a recent study at the University of North Carolina, patients were treated using AlignRT for DIBH. Of these, 0% exhibited radiation-induced abnormalities in blood flow to the heart six months after treatment¹.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital² using AlignRT on sarcoma patients concluded that “Surface imaging may reduce setup errors and is a feasible technique for daily image guidance.”
Traditional treatments may involve tattoos, additional radiation, restrictive immobilization devices, or even anesthesia. By potentially removing these elements, SGRT with AlignRT can help ensure treatments are as painless and comfortable as possible.
Control the tech, focus on the patient
3D Photo™ Display
- Focus on the detail with our 3D Photo Display option
- Clearly identify hair, clothing, and other obstructions when selecting regions for tracking
- Ensure the region of interest size and topography is suitable for accurate monitoring
- Helps to draw a good ROI with immediate feedback displayed when saving a new or amended ROI
Hear from our users
“I promise you won’t ever look back! AlignRT Advance is very quick and easy to use and means treatment times are minimized. Postural Video makes patient setup and monitoring in real-time much easier.”
Principal Stereotactic Radiographer
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10 ways SGRT with AlignRT can help your clinical practice
1. Automatic Beam-Hold
AlignRT offers automatic beam-hold on Linac platforms, or alerts the therapist if the patient moves or rotates in any direction.
2. Reliable Detection
Continuous monitoring through the entire treatment process, ensuring reliable detection of any clinically relevant movement; including pre, during, and post-verification imaging.
3. Patient Comfort
AlignRT is completely contactless and doesn’t require additional immobilization or fixation, meaning less anxiety and more comfort for your patients.
4. Tattooless Accuracy
The AlignRT workflow is simple, efficient and proven to provide quicker and more accurate setups, which removes the need for marks and tattoos.
5. Increased Throughput
Shorter set-up times and less imaging means more efficiency. Your center will be able to treat more patients daily.
6. AlignRT Can Be Used On All Sites
Investing in AlignRT will offer benefits to your clinical practice, as AlignRT can be used for multiple indications, all using a similar workflow.
7. Four Week Training Program
We offer a quick installation and a four-week training program, run by a local team with clinical SGRT experience. We will be with you every step of the way.
8. Peer to Peer Learning Opportunities
You will have access to free online courses and the chance to join an active global SGRT Community to connect with your peers.
9. Best-In-Class Support Team
Installation is completed in a single weekend, with no interruption to your service, by a dedicated local support team that has been rated ‘best in class’ in the radiation oncology space.
10. Return On Investment
We offer business case support and flexible financing options. We can help you increase patient volumes and maximize your ROI through our turnkey marketing support and patient education program.
- Zagar 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. 2015 ;93:3S 2027
- Gierga et al. Analysis of setup uncertainties for extremity sarcoma patients using surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug;4(4):26
† Includes the most challenging clinically realistic configurations; couch rotations, pod occlusions and deep isocenters. When tracking rigid phantom under specific conditions. Report describing tests available to customers upon request.