Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston has selected RaySearch’s treatment planning system RayStation, as its planning software for delivery of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatments.
In 2008, RaySearch and MGH entered into a long-term research and development collaboration within the field of multi-criteria optimisation for radiation therapy.
The cooperation has resulted in a software product that enables clinicians to explore and evaluate a representative set of treatment alternatives, which has
now been integrated in RaySearch’s proprietary RayStation treatment planning system.
The new agreement means that MGH licenses RayStation for treatment planning of advanced IMRT and VMAT treatments and brings the solution for multi-criteria optimisation into clinical practice.
In addition, RayStation also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization, highly accurate dose engines for both photon and proton therapy and has full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy.
The system is built on the latest software architecture and has a graphical user interface offering usability, RaySearch said.
RaySearch CEO Johan Lof said that delivering RayStation to such an advanced and prestigious clinic as MGH is a very important strategic milestone that will have long-term positive effects for the company.