As authorized dealers of VisionRT in Nepal, we at RB Merchant Pvt. Ltd. are proud to offer the latest in surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) technology to our clients. The VisionRT system is a game-changer in the field of radiation therapy, offering real-time imaging and tracking capabilities that improve treatment accuracy and efficiency.
One of the key benefits of the VisionRT system is its non-invasiveness. Unlike other SGRT systems that require the use of markers or fiducials to guide treatment delivery, the VisionRT system uses real-time 3D imaging to monitor patient motion and position. This makes the treatment process more comfortable and less invasive for patients, which can lead to better treatment outcomes.
Another advantage of the VisionRT system is its real-time imaging capabilities. The system can monitor patient motion and position in real-time, allowing for more precise and accurate delivery of radiation therapy. This reduces the risk of damage to healthy tissue and minimizes the potential for side effects, improving the overall quality of care for patients.
The VisionRT system is also highly flexible, allowing for compatibility with a range of radiation therapy treatment techniques. This includes intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery(SRS) among others. This flexibility allows for personalized treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Genesis Care Boca Raton‘s experience with the VisionRT AlignRT system has shown a significant improvement in patient throughput and accuracy in their radiation therapy treatments. According to a case study by VisionRT, the implementation of AlignRT led to a reduction of patient setup time by an average of 30%, resulting in a 50% increase in patient throughput. In addition, treatment times were reduced by an average of 10%, allowing for more efficient use of Linac time. This increase in efficiency has led to cost savings for the center, as more patients can be treated in a shorter amount of time, increasing revenue.
Moreover, the AlignRT system has also improved the accuracy of treatments. The system provides real-time monitoring of patient positioning, allowing for immediate adjustments to be made if a patient moves out of the desired treatment position. This reduces the risk of errors in treatment and ensures that the radiation is delivered precisely to the intended target, minimizing the risk of side effects. The implementation of AlignRT at Boca Raton Genesis Care has not only improved the patient experience but has also allowed for more efficient use of resources and improved outcomes.
In addition to its benefits for LINAC throughput, the VisionRT system is also highly effective in treating specific conditions such as deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
DIBH is a technique used to treat tumors in the chest or breast area that move during breathing. During DIBH, the patient takes a deep breath and holds it, which causes the lungs to expand and the tumor to move away from the chest wall. The VisionRT system can be used to monitor the patient’s chest wall and ensure that they are maintaining the proper breath-hold position during treatment. This helps to ensure that the radiation therapy is delivered accurately and to minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue in the surrounding area.
Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) is a widely used technique for treating left-sided breast cancer to reduce radiation exposure to the heart. It requires the patient to hold their breath in a consistent manner while the treatment is being delivered. This ensures that the target area is not affected by breathing motion, reducing the risk of side effects such as radiation-induced cardiac toxicity. The AlignRT SGRT system is a valuable tool in delivering DIBH treatments. Its real-time imaging and monitoring capabilities help to ensure that the patient’s breath is consistent throughout the treatment, thus reducing the likelihood of motion-induced errors.
A multi-center study conducted on the use of AlignRT SGRT in DIBH for left breast cancer found that it significantly improved patient comfort and workflow. The study reported that the SGRT system was easy to set up and use, resulting in a reduced treatment time and an increase in patient throughput. Additionally, the system’s ability to monitor patient motion during treatment resulted in a higher level of accuracy in dose delivery, leading to improved clinical outcomes. Overall, the use of the AlignRT SGRT system in DIBH treatments for left-sided breast cancer provides a valuable tool for reducing radiation exposure to the heart while ensuring patient comfort and treatment accuracy.
SRS is a type of radiation therapy used to treat small tumors or lesions in the brain or other parts of the body. It requires very precise targeting to ensure that the radiation is delivered to the tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissue. The VisionRT system can be used to track the patient’s head position during SRS treatments, ensuring that the radiation is delivered to the precise location of the tumor.
Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the VisionRT system in SRS treatments. A study published in the Advances in Radiation Oncoklogy found that the VisionRT system improved the accuracy of SRS treatments for brain tumors, resulting in improved local control and reduced toxicity by minimizing intra-fraction motion. Another study published in Clinical and Transnational Radiation Oncology found that the VisionRT system improved the accuracy of SRS treatments for spine tumors, reducing the risk of damage to healthy tissue and improving overall treatment outcomes.
Overall, the VisionRT system is a powerful tool for radiation therapy that offers a range of benefits for both patients and medical professionals. Its non-invasive, real-time imaging capabilities make it a more comfortable and accurate treatment option for patients, while its flexibility and compatibility with various treatment techniques make it a valuable tool for medical professionals. Furthermore, its ability to increase LINAC throughput in installed sites can help to improve access to radiation therapy for patients and reduce wait times for treatment.
At RB Merchant Pvt. Ltd., we are committed to bringing the latest and most effective medical technologies to our clients in Nepal. If you are interested in learning more about the VisionRT system or in installing it at your medical facility, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experienced professionals can help you determine the best solution for your specific needs and provide ongoing support to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment.