Contactless motion monitoring for 4D and breath -hold CT

Impact of SimRT on rescan rate – University Hospital Birmingham

“Using SimRT together with PatientSide and the Real Time Coach has reduced our DIBH rescan rate from 14.9% to 2.3%,. This has reduced the need for rescans with associated contouring and planning work.”

Julie Kilkenny
Technical Lead Practitioner (Pre-treatment)- Radiotherapy
University Hospital Birmingham

More accurate

A recent study* showed SimRT was 3x more accurate than a physical surrogate method for predicting tumor movement with 4DCT. SimRT showed more precise, stable breathing tracking leading to a more realistic 4DCT reconstruction and breathing-adapted treatment planning.

Tracking Point Selection from Control Room:

  • Rapid optimization of tracking point, for faster workflow
  • Minimal patient distraction pre-scan, so breathing is undisturbed
  • Easy, fast identification of “belly breathers”
Ceiling Mounted Camera
  • No physical marker, block or belt needed – no physical distraction for patients, no skin deformation, no inaccurate block placement, nothing to clean
  • No tracking equipment for the user to set up
  • Completely non-invasive, non-ionising motion monitoring
Real Time Coach™ Display
  • Coaches patient on breath-hold level
  • No patient contact for minimal infection risk
  • Simple and intuitive visual feedback for patients
PatientSide™ Option
  • Stay close to the patient for longer
  • Assess and coach practice breath holds easily
  • Early clinical experience shows >80% reduction in need for rescans* (*data available on request)
Advance Software Architecture
  • Designed for high throughput, with clicks reduced by 50%* (*versus GateCT)
  • Easy offline correction of traces and tags
  • Breath-hold timer

What our customers say

Click here to access our innovations webinar with clinical users speaking on the implementation of SimRT for 4D and Breath Hold CT.

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