What is AlignRT?
AlignRT® is a system that tracks a patient’s position before and during radiation therapy, to aid in setup and treatment accuracy. Using proprietary 3D stereo camera units, AlignRT tracks the skin's surface and compares it to the ideal position with submillimetric† accuracy. AlignRT can automatically signal for the treatment delivery system to pause radiation if the patient moves out of the desired position, and there is no need for tattoos or permanent marks.
AlignRT has been shown to help deliver this “optimal patient positioning”, across many different cancer treatment sites, and is commonly used for “Deep Inspiration Breath-hold”. Vision RT systems are deployed in all 15 of the top 15 US News “Best Hospitals for Cancer*” and have been extensively studied with more than 100 published clinical studies. We have comprehensive interoperability and assured long-term collaboration with both major linac vendors.
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 (DIBH)
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 Radiosurgery (SRS)
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT/ SABR)
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
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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
Our sole aim is to provide minimum disruption and maximum effectiveness for your team and the system you’ve invested in. Our support 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.