KALONA, Iowa, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions' ASTRO booth #1733 highlights CIVCO's innovative Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System and multiple motion management solutions, including the RFSuite RFID Tracking & Verification System. CIVCO's knowledgeable team will be running frequent demonstrations including examples of patient setups for a variety of treatment sites. In addition, CIVCO will be hosting a symposium, "The Future of Motion Management – from Micro to Macro," on Monday, October 3rd, from 6:30 to 8:30, at the Gansevoort Hotel. Leading clinicians will begin on the micro (patient-specific) level through discussions involving SBRT immobilization and submillimeter robotic patient positioning. Then, macro (facility-wide) motion management will be discussed featuring RFID tracking of patients and equipment and its impact on departmental workflow. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here or visit www.CIVCO.com/ro.
Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System
CIVCO's Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System positions patients in 6 degrees of freedom with sub-millimeter accuracy. Knowing the demands of the clinic and the importance of patient safety, precision and accuracy were fundamental to the design of Protura. CIVCO's robotic system integrates with existing IGRT solutions and linear accelerators. There are currently 14 Proturas installed in four countries, with several more pending installations. "As cancer centers continue to adopt more advanced imaging modalities, they gain the ability to visualize anatomy more precisely," said Eric Knipfer, CIVCO's Director of Business Development for Protura. "By adding Protura, clinicians are able to take full advantage of the robotics platform by treating at sub-millimeter accuracy. We have seen the clinical advantages not just in SBRT cases but also in standard IMRT. I am excited to see the increases in accuracy and efficiency along with the improved clinical workflow robotics adds to these programs." Protura may assist with decreasing patient treatment times by allowing the therapist to reposition the patient without re-entering the treatment room. Protura is the ideal solution for streamlining throughput and enabling more accurate treatments.
RFSuite RFID Tracking & Verification System
The RFSuite system uses RFID technology to track patients, staff and equipment and to provide accessory and patient identity verification for treatment. The RFSuite software, RFTrak™, provides a snapshot of where people and items are located in a facility in real time, improving workflow by eliminating time wasted looking for misplaced treatment accessories and reducing patient wait time. CIVCO's RFSeries™ line provides a broad array of RFID enabled positioning products. "RFSuite and other innovative CIVCO solutions are providing the clinical community with today's tools needed to enhance safety and ensure the effective delivery of radiation therapy," said Geoffrey Dalbow, Chief Technology Officer for CIVCO. "We are collecting compelling clinical data on the use of RFID technologies to reduce errors and improve radiation oncology workflow at both Moores Cancer Center in San Diego, California, United States, and Hospital San Raffaele in Milan, Italy." RFSuite represents the macro component of CIVCO's motion management symposium.
New Horizon Prone Breastboard
CIVCO's New Horizon Prone Breastboard assists in providing comfortable, reproducible patient positioning for prone breast treatments. The modular design and a variety of accessories allow clinicians to customize patient setups, including overall height adjustments. The indexable New Horizon features a height adjustable, indexable prone face cushion as well as indexable hand placement, including asymmetrical options for patient comfort. The treatment opening is past midline for medial field edge visualization, and a variety of wedges are available for the contralateral breast to assist in proper patient positioning. The bridge attachment option offers the use of a Clam-Lok™ Cushion and Laser-Lok™.
CIVCO Medical Solutions has over 30 years of experience and offers cutting-edge medical technology to a diverse group of medical professionals. 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's Radiation Oncology division designs and manufactures products for radiation oncology treatment, including basic patient positioning equipment as well as high technology robotic motion management and advanced patient positioning. CIVCO offers patients and clinicians the newest and best technology available to improve patient care.
Corporate information is available at www.CIVCO.com.
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ASTRO Booth #1733
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