Increasingly, imaging plays a major role in brachytherapy by
Integrating anatomical information into the process, image guided brachytherapy (IGBT) uses cross sectional image data to create 3D models. This allows clinicians to more precisely plan and deliver the radiation to the target while sparing surrounding health tissues.
As a leader in IGBT, Varian offers a comprehensive product suite designed to optimize patient treatment, safety and outcomes:
BrachyVision™ brachytherapy treatment planning system allows the user to easily navigate images and co-register multiple 3D image data sets such as:
Applicators, including titanium applicators that are:
Acuity™ BrachyTherapy Suite™ integrated IGBT solution places both Varian's Acuity™ treatment planning, simulation & verification system with an HDR afterloader in the same procedure room. This arrangement allows imaging, including flat panel planar digital images and cone beam CT imaging, to guide the placement of applicators, and help create the treatment plan. The suite allows treatment of the patient without the logistic and applicator movement problems that can result from moving the patient between applicator placement, imaging, and treatment delivery steps.
VariSeed™ LDR prostate treatment planning system provides tools for real time dosimetry superimposed on live ultrasound images so the clinician sees the dose during the implant process.
Vitesse™ real time planning for HDR brachytherapy allows the capture of needle placement data together with 12transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images. Capturing these images at the time of implant allows for rapid and potentially real time IGBT for HDR prostate cancer.