Siemens Healthcare announced that it recently debuted several imaging systems for radiation therapy, helping RT professionals move closer to a personalized therapy approach for their patients.
At recent trade shows, Siemens has displayed its portfolio of computed tomography (CT), CT sliding gantry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT systems. These systems use the company’s syngo.via RT Image Suite software, which enables multi-modality viewing and contouring in RT planning. Because of its partnership with Varian Medical Systems, Siemens reports that it equips healthcare facilities to provide more efficient, personalized patient care.
Siemens’ recent conference exhibits have included the company’s new Biograph RT Pro edition of its Biograph mCT family, a comprehensive PET/CT solution designed to expand capabilities into radiation therapy; Respiratory Gating for Scanners (RGSC) from Varian Medical, which enables respiratory-gated image acquisition for Siemens’ CT, PET/CT scanners; and Biograph RT Pro edition for PET/CT, which is said to provide a comprehensive solution for RT treatment planning in PET/CT.
The Biograph RT Pro edition helps improve patient outcomes with fine image detail for better tumor delineation with HD FoV Pro, an algorithm that uses intelligent contour and attenuation estimation to improve visibility beyond the scan field of view, and iMAR (iterative metal artifact reduction), which is designed to yield images with reduced metal artifacts. The system’s suite of motion management technologies is intended to improve clinicians’ ability to correlate tumor position during the respiratory cycle for precise therapy planning, with an integrated user interface between PET and CT that allows for time-, phase- and amplitude-based gating.
Siemens also recently showcased its Somatom Definition Edge CT System with optional TwinBeam Dual Energy, the company’s CT scanner for research, and its new syngo.via Frontier prototype for MR-only simulation in research.
For more information about the company’s range of medical imaging systems, visit the Siemens website.