RaySearch Laboratories has reported that its first brain tumor patient has been treated with its treatment planning system - RayStation.

The treatment was carried out at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Radiation Oncology Department.

The patient is treated using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and the treatments are delivered on an Elekta linear accelerator.

RayStation is built on software architecture and has a graphical user interface and features a multi-criteria optimization (MCO) tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy.

MCO tool which is integrated in RayStation aids clinicians to evaluate the impact of changing different treatment priorities in real-time, which has a large potential to speed up the time-consuming treatment planning optimization process.

Massachusetts General Hospital Radiation Oncology Department David Craft said MCO helps them to control the conformality of the dose to the specific treatment location.

"We are looking forward to applying this technology to other disease sites," Craft said.