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  • Eclipse MCO Dialog
Feb 11, 2019
Multi-Criteria Optimization (MCO) is a clinical decision support tool that was added to Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system in version 15.5. MCO enables clinicians to quickly improve plan quality by balancing clinical tradeoffs. Using this tool, clinicians can explore what happens when they vary different clinical criteria, such as the degree to which particular organs are spared versus coverage of the targeted tumor, without a time-consuming trial and error process. Read more >
  • Detail from Varian's Halcyon linear accelerator
Jan 31, 2019
The Halcyon™ system is expanding access to high-quality image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric IMRT (VMAT), enabling clinicians world-wide to provide sophisticated care for patients who need it. In this article, early adopters from India, Australia, Poland, and Brazil share their observations on the benefits of this technology, which was engineered to revolutionize clinical workflow by simplifying and enhancing many aspects of treatment. Read more >
  • ARIA for Medical Oncology
Dec 13, 2018
ARIA® for Medical Oncology was recently rolled out across Northern Ireland. As a result, every cancer patient in a province of nearly two million people now has a clinical record within the ARIA system. This successful implementation has inspired award-winning process safety improvements across the region. Read more >
  • Rakesh Patel, PhD, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology
Dec 07, 2018
The radiation oncology department at Loyola University Medical Center is using ARIA® Connect to bridge the gap between ARIA and the Epic® electronic health record used by the larger medical center. This has resulted in improved communication between the RT department and the wider multidisciplinary team. Read more >
  • Calypso® Anchored Beacon® Lung Transponder
Dec 06, 2018
83-year-old New Jersey Resident Among the First in the U.S. to Receive a Calypso-Guided Treatment for Cancer of the Lung Read more >
  • Edge patient with mask
Nov 01, 2018
Advances in linear accelerator (LINAC) technology—including developments in image-guidance systems, multileaf collimators (MLCs), and volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) treatment delivery—have ushered in a new era of LINAC-based radiosurgery. In this series of four profiles, Centerline visits four cancer centers—two in the U.S.A., one in Croatia, and one in India—to report on how clinicians are harnessing the power of the Edge™ radiosurgery system in the important quest to help ever greater numbers of patients with conditions that can be challenging to treat. Read more >

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