Sarcoma

It can be difficult to deliver radiation safely and efficiently to tumors in the limbs, and challenging to position accurately over multiple treatments, due to the range of possible movement. However, as with all radiation therapy treatments, accurate patient positioning is key to ensuring the actual patient dose matches that of the plan. AlignRT® can help reduce the need for immobilization and increase accuracy when treating extremities.

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital¹ using AlignRT on sarcoma patients concluded that “Surface imaging may reduce setup errors and is a feasible technique for daily image guidance.”

With AlignRT, you can position the limb in the same way as it was positioned during the CT scan, aligning and tracking in all six degrees of freedom.

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1. Gierga et al. Analysis of setup uncertainties for extremity sarcoma patients using surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug;4(4):261-6

*These customer quotes report on clinical use and performance of Vision RT’s products by independent users. These are not validated by Vision RT and thus are not endorsed by Vision RT. Users of Vision RT’s products should develop and validate their own workflows consistent with clinical practice within their facility.

Testimonials

  • "Vision RT decreases both the time of breast setup for right and left breast lesions, and has really improved our accuracy. Vision RT has also improved the setup for many other disease sites … it is improving our accuracy and throughput."  
    Nancy Wiggers MD - Nancy Wiggers MD - Radiation Oncologist, Department Chair, Northside Hospital*
  • “What we were really after was equivalent positional accuracy. If we could find a technology and justify to ourselves that it is equivalent to existing technologies, that’s what we were going for. Enter Vision RT and their AlignRT product, and we had the tool that we were looking for.”
    Todd Pawlicki, PhD DABR FAAPM - Todd Pawlicki, PhD DABR FAAPM - Vice Chair and Professor, Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, UCSD
  • “Vision RT provides a simple-to-use and very effective way to save dose to the heart and lung in these patients. Our ambition is to widen the use of respiratory gating in the future.”
    Mathias Dierl - Mathias Dierl - Head of Medical Physics, Klinikum Bayreuth, Germany
  • "It is much easier to prepare and edit the patient data in AlignRT Advance. The best feature is the Postural Video module because it allows fast recognition of misalignments. It is a powerful tool to understand exactly where the changes happen when the patient falls outside tolerance during the treatment."
    Dr. Vania Batista - Dr. Vania Batista -Heidelberg University Hospital
  • “AlignRT is a safe and non-invasive method to accurately position and monitor patients throughout treatment delivery.”
    Karl Jordan - Karl Jordan - Medical Physicist. St Vincent's Private Hospital (SVPH) Dublin
  • “We’ve had 53 out of 54 patients where we have not had to repeat their weekly X-Ray images. That is a significant finding for us –it’s showing us that we’re getting a dose reduction because we’re not having to repeat X-Ray images on these patients, and it’s also showing us how reliable the AlignRT system really is in patient positioning.”
    Heather Warmouth BS RT(T) - Heather Warmouth BS RT(T) - Radiation Therapist, Fletcher Allen Health Care (TX):
  • "I have to say that this is really the missing piece that we felt we needed in order to move fully to frameless, image-guided radiation … we are very comfortable treating multiple metastases, feeling that we are able to give treatment as planned."  
    Josh Yamada MD FRCPC - Josh Yamada MD FRCPC - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*
  • “AlignRT helps us increase confidence in every treatment we use it for allowing for more accurate treatment delivery. In addition, tattooless treatments are proving popular with our patients.”
    Luke Rock - Luke Rock - Head of Medical Physics, Beacon Hospital, Dublin
  • "With SBRT, since it is such a high dose in such a small amount of time we often [used to] reimage in the middle of treatment, and AlignRT® has helped us not have to do that … [it’s] a huge time-saver."  ............ ............ ..................    ........     .......  
    Kristen Beck - Kristen Beck - Staff Radiation Physicist, Sutter Medical Foundation

*These customer quotes report on clinical use and performance of Vision RT’s products by independent users. These are not validated by Vision RT and thus are not endorsed by Vision RT. Users of Vision RT’s products should develop and validate their own workflows consistent with clinical practice within their facility.