|[September 20, 2013]
Brainlab Showcases Elements™ Radiotherapy Planning Applications
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Brainlab, a leading software technology company with a longstanding
dedication to innovation in radiotherapy, is showcasing Elements*
Radiotherapy Planning applications at the 55th Annual Meeting
of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 22-25,
at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. More than
11,000 attendees including oncologists, radiation therapists, oncology
nurses, medical physicists and other related health care professionals
are expected to attend this year's annual scientific meeting. Attendees
can experience the introductory applications in this powerful and
ever-expanding radiotherapy portfolio at the Brainlab booth.
"Physicians are looking for intuitive and straightforward tools for
their radiotherapy contouring and treatment planning process," explains
Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and Founder of Brainlab. "Brainlab has identified,
extracted and refined the most valuable, clinician-preferred features
from our software and developed efficient and effective, a la carte
software modules. Elements are offered through flexible business models
that range from simple, single licenses up to multiple offerings across
multiple departments. We want to provide Elements in such a way that
facilities can access them in the way they want and expect to use them.
These applications are true change agents and provide a new kind of
streamlined planning while fostering collaboration across disciplines."
Brainlab Elements provide immediate access to a suite of radiotherapy
planning solutions that work seamlessly together, delivering capability
without complexity. This modular approach allows users to define the
Elements they need and have the flexibility to distribute dynamically
across various workstations. Brainlab Elements bridge disciplines and
offer working and scalable connections between clinical subspecialties
like radiation oncology and neurosurgery.
Common to all Elements applications are an intuitive user environment
and indication-specific workflows that are designed to facilitate best
practice. Streamlined ad largely automated, Elements increase
efficiency while enhancing decision making for radiation oncologists.
Clinicians can launch, manipulate and control Elements via touch or
"ASTRO offers the ideal setting for clinicians to experience, first
hand, our introductory Brainlab Elements Radiotherapy Planning
applications," said Stefan Seifert, Director of Product Line Marketing
at Brainlab. "This is only the beginning in terms of our planned
Elements portfolio. We will be demonstrating planning applications
including Atlas Segmentation, Image Fusion, SmartBrush® and AVM
outlining in addition to dedicated, indication-specific dose planning
Visit Brainlab at booth #1243 and experience how Elements can adapt to
Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical
technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive
Core products revolve around less-invasive
image guided surgery technology, more accurate and effective radiation
therapy, and integration through planning and collaboration systems that
bring patient data and physicians together.
currently powers treatments in the fields of neurosurgery, radiation
oncology, orthopedics, ENT, CMF, spine, and trauma.
since its formation in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab has more than
5,000 systems installed in about 80 countries. Brainlab employs 1,120
people in 17 offices worldwide, including 290 Research & Development
engineers, who form a crucial part of the product development team.
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more
than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists,
radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals
that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the
leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to
improving patient care through professional education and training,
support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement
of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes two medical
journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics (www.redjournal.org)
and Practical Radiation Oncology (www.practicalradonc.org);
developed and maintains an extensive patient website, www.rtanswers.org;
and created the Radiation Oncology Institute (www.roinstitute.org),
a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around
the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation
therapy in improving cancer treatment. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.
*Work in progress
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