Transforming Breast Cancer Care: Clinics Share Their Success with SGRT
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we take a moment to recognize the incredible advancements in breast cancer care, particularly through the use of innovative technologies. Two prominent clinics, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and le Groupe De Radiothérapie Et D’oncologie Des Pyrénées, have harnessed the power of SGRT, leading to remarkable changes in patient care. Here’s a collection of quotes from these clinics about how SGRT has reshaped their approach:
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: A Tattoo-Free Journey
When it comes to breast cancer care, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust demonstrates its commitment to excellence by providing advanced care to approximately 800 breast cancer patients each year. While striving to offer the most accurate and up-to-date treatments, this clinic embraced AlignRT and saw remarkable results that have significantly improved their services.
“Our goal for implementing SGRT was primarily to reintroduce DIBH as standard treatment, followed by the removal of tattoos for all breast patients.” – Marie Brown, Radiotherapy Superintendent
“AlignRT has improved the efficiency and accuracy of our DIBH technique and made the technique more comfortable for patients and staff.” – Marie Brown
“Patients now have control over their DIBH treatments as the visual feedback allows them to manage their own breath-holds. Thanks to SGRT technology, patients now have the ability to be in control of the treatment.” – Marie Brown
SGRT has transformed the landscape of breast cancer treatments at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, offering a precise, efficient, and tattoo-free solution that prioritizes patient comfort and safety.
Le Groupe De Radiothérapie Et D’oncologie Des Pyrénées: Transforming Breast VMAT Treatments
Le Groupe De Radiothérapie Et D’oncologie Des Pyrénées embarked on a mission to redefine treatment protocols. Their goal was clear: improve setup accuracy, reduce challenges in lung VMAT and SBRT treatments and perform VMAT DIBH treatments for left breast patients, first on a TrueBeam, and subsequently on a Halcyon unit.
“Breast VMAT treatments on the Halcyon machine with AlignRT became very fast, taking just 10 minutes.” – Thibaut Rives, Physicist
“With AlignRT, we can more easily detect anatomic deformations, resulting in fewer readjustments after imaging and more accurate treatments.” – Thibaut Rives
“We don’t use the tattoos anymore.” – Thibaut Rives
AlignRT’s SGRT technology has not only simplified and accelerated the treatment setup and monitoring process but has also significantly improved patient comfort and treatment accuracy. By advancing DIBH treatments, AlignRT has offered a brighter future for both practitioners and the patients they serve at le Groupe De Radiothérapie Et D’oncologie Des Pyrénées.
Vision RT is the inventor of Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT), a contact-free technology that uses 3D cameras and computer vision to help ensure radiation therapy is delivered safely to cancer patients. There are more than 2,400 Vision RT systems in active clinical use worldwide.