Philips showcases latest radiation oncology workflow technologies
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) touted its latest radiation oncology solutions at ASTRO today, including its RTdrive MR Prostate system, which combines imaging, MR-based auto-contouring and workflow management to come up with treatment plans for prostate cancer in 25 minutes.
The company’s RTdrive MR Prostate system uses Philips’ Ingenia MR-RT platform, MR-only simulation, auto-contouring and Pinnacle Auto-Planning.
“Oncology care teams strive to increase precision, accelerate time to treatment, improve patient care and enhance patient satisfaction,” Ardie Ermers, Philips’ GM of radiation oncology, said in prepared remarks. “Delivering on our commitment to provide meaningful innovations for patients and care providers, we have focused on developing solutions in radiation oncology to streamline workflows from start to finish.”
Philips’ Pinnacle 16 system includes a new user interface and new features like Deformable Image Registration and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy, the company reported.
Philips also showcased a patient-centered imaging workflow, called iPatient for Big Bore CT. The system gives a standardized approach to simulation imaging with advanced 4D imaging applications. It can also manage a patient’s optimal radiation dose.
The company’s Ingenia MR-RT with MR-only simulation is also on display at ASTRO, Philips said. The simulation platform produces high-contrast MR images in the treatment position to help clinicians identify target organs and organs at risk.