Blog - 15 March 2022

10 ways SGRT with AlignRT can help your clinical practice

10 ways SGRT with AlignRT can help your clinical practice

Vision RT is the inventor of Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT). Find out how AlignRT’s SGRT solution can achieve several requirements in delivering real-time image-guided radiation therapy:


1. Reliable detection

Continuous monitoring through the entire treatment process, ensuring reliable detection of any clinically relevant movement; including pre, during and post-verification imaging.


2. Tattoo and mark-free option

AlignRT SGRT technology can eliminate the need for tattoos or additional radiation and has been shown in several studies to be at least as accurate as either marks or tattoos for positioning patients prior to treatment[1][2][3].


3. Improved workflow

With the simple and efficient workflow, AlignRT enables quicker and more accurate set-ups, allowing your center to treat more patients every day.


4. Automatic beam-hold

AlignRT offers automatic beam-hold on all Linac platforms if the patient moves or rotates in any direction.


5. Peer-reviewed data

Peer-reviewed, published data on AlignRT, showing it offers equivalent accuracy to other solutions; including systems that rely on additional internal imaging.


6. Integration with all R&V systems

AlignRT is fully integrated with all R&V systems, allowing quick, seamless data transfer and automatic patient selection. You will be able to place patients at isocentre quicker and with less manual handling, thanks to AlignRT’s automated couch movements. This also means intra-fraction corrections can be applied automatically, from outside the treatment room.


7. AlignRT can be used on all treatment sites

We offer business case support and flexible financing options. AlignRT can be used for multiple indications, with similar workflows, making it a sound investment for your clinical practice.


8. Increased patient comfort

AlignRT is completely contactless and doesn’t require additional immobilization or fixation. This helps with infection prevention and means less anxiety and more comfort for your patients.


9. Peer to Peer Learning Opportunities

You will have access to free online courses and the chance to join an active SGRT Community to connect with your peers. We also offer a mentorship program where you can learn from centers already using SGRT.


10. 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.


Discover how Vision RT’s SGRT systems can benefit your radiation therapy or proton therapy clinic. Find out more.

[1]Herron E, et al. Surface guided radiation therapy as a replacement for patient marks in treatment of breast cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2018;102 (3):e492-e493.

[2] Shah AP, et al. Clinical evaluation of interfractional variations for whole breast radiotherapy using 3-dimensional surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol 2013;3 (1):16-25.

[3] Sueyoshi, et al. Eliminating Daily Shifts, Tattoos, and Skin Marks: Streamlining Isocenter Localization With Treatment Plan Embedded Couch Values for External Beam Radiation Therapy PRO

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