CIVCO Announces 510(k) Clearance for Protura™ Robotic Patient Positioning System Integration with Elekta® Interface and First Clinical Use at ARTI

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of radiation oncology motion management solutions, is pleased to announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for ProturaTM Robotic Patient Positioning System integration with Elekta's motion management interface.

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Protura's ability to interface with existing IGRT-enabled linacs supports sub-millimeter patient positioning and corrections with 6 degrees of freedom. The integration with Elekta provides automatic population of pedestal location, automated patient information transfer from Elekta's MOSAIQ Radiation Oncology Information System, and patient shift data from Elekta's XVI imaging system.

"We are pleased to announce clearance to market the newest release of Protura integrated with the Elekta motion management interface," said Nat Geissel, senior vice president and general manager of CIVCO's radiation oncology division. "This release allows users to improve efficiencies in their clinical workflow and deliver sub-millimeter patient positioning accuracy."

The Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System is now up and running clinically at Arnhems Radiotherapeutisch Instituute (ARTI), Netherlands- making the clinic the first to benefit from the integration. "If you integrate the 6D robotic couch with the rest of your equipment, you have less cone beam scans," said Kasper Pasma, ARTI medical physicist. "One cone beam scan for each fraction is sufficient to do it right."  

About CIVCO

CIVCO Medical Solutions has over 30 years of experience and offers cutting-edge medical technology to a diverse group of medical professionals.  CIVCO's Radiation Oncology (RO) division designs, manufactures and markets comprehensive motion management solutions to improve patient outcomes and increase clinical productivity for head & neck, breast, lung, abdomen, prostate and other treatment sites. RO's products include couchtops and overlays for linear accelerators and imaging systems, advanced patient immobilization solutions, robotic patient positioning, advanced fiducial markers, and immobilization/positioning equipment and consumables. The Multi-Modality Imaging (MMI) unit designs and manufactures accessories for use in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and interventional procedures, with a strong focus on ultrasound. MMI's products range from infection control products including a wide range of ultrasound and CT covers to device guidance, positioning and electromagnetic needle tracking.  CIVCO offers patients and clinicians the newest and best technology available to improve patient care.

Corporate information is available at www.CIVCO.com.

For further information please contact:


Kelly Hazelett                      


Marketing Communications Specialist


CIVCO Medical Solutions


Tel: 319-248-6529


kelly.hazelett@CIVCO.com

COPYRIGHT © 2012. CIVCO IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF CIVCO MEDICAL SOLUTIONS. PROTURA AND ALL OTHER TRADEMARKS ARE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. NOT ALL PRODUCTS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN ALL MARKETS. ALL PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE LICENSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CANADIAN LAW.  2012C0822

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