Brainlab, a software-driven medical technology provider, has introduced ExacTrac Infrared Monitoring, an add-on device to existing treatment machines for monitoring patient positioning during Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) treatments, at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting.

The ExacTrac Infrared Monitoring ceiling-mounted device, advanced over Cone Beam CT (CBCT), tracks the patient position throughout treatment delivery, giving clinicians more confidence for targeted radiation treatment.

The Brainlab technology uses infrared tracking to continually monitor the patient’s position and check the reference position. ExacTrac Infrared Monitoring can be used during treatment of a wide range of indications, including cranial, head & neck, prostate, lung, liver and spine.

ExacTrac Infrared Monitoring works with most linear accelerators and can be easily upgraded to the full ExacTrac system. ExacTrac offers high-resolution stereoscopic x-ray imaging that targets tumors and corrects patient positioning with sub-millimeter precision in a quick and automated two-minute setup.

Trevor Earle, product line director of oncology at Brainlab, said: “With the introduction of ExacTrac Infrared Monitoring, we are proud to launch a product that gives clinicians a cost-effective tool for their real-time patient tracking needs.”