AVONDALE, Pa., Sept. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Qfix (www.Qfix.com), a world leader in radiotherapy patient positioning devices, announced it is launching the new Insight Overlay and Coil Holders for Siemens MAGNETOM Aera and Skyra that enable MR imaging in the same position as treatment. This new solution will be on display at the Qfix booth #3062 and Siemens Booth #10069 during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), September 25th -28th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The implementation of MR to radiation therapy is driven by the enhanced soft tissue contrast MRI offers for treatment planning when compared with images acquired with CT scanners. MR allows improved tumor definition compared with CT planning alone. Qfix MR patient positioning solutions help make high quality MR in RT possible. Insight™ Overlay and Coil Holders are designed to enable MR imaging in the same position as treatment. This supports MR / CT fusion techniques as well as MR only. The Insight MR Overlay features Varian Exact® Indexing notches every 70 millimeters, allowing patient setups to be seamlessly reproduced on various imaging table tops and treatment couch tops.
"The Insight Overlay features industry standard indexing, which provides a bridge between CT and MR imaging for external beam radiation treatment," stated Dan Coppens, CEO and Chief Technology Officer. "This new solution enables MR / CT fusion as well as MR Only techniques.
Qfix is a world leader in radiotherapy dedicated to helping medical professionals provide the best patient care with the world's finest positioning devices to enhance the probability of positive patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.Qfix.com.
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