August 7, 2006

Royal Philips Electronics has released its model based segmentation (MBS) software for image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) workflow enhancement. The MBS software, an upgrade on the current Pinnacle3 radiation therapy planning system, was showcased at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, July 30-August 3, 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

The current Pinnacle3 system combines AcQSim3 simulation, Syntegra image fusion, and P3IMRT modules to provide a powerful oncology toolbox capable of sculpting radiation doses to tumors. The new MBS software offers an advancement in reducing the time it takes to contour tumors and anatomical structures and is a step toward the future of IGRT and the ability to quickly adapt patients’ treatment plans based on their response to daily treatment.

The MBS software includes an anatomical library of 3D patient organ structure models. Users drag and drop the models onto patient image data while the software adapts to each patient’s anatomy. The library of anatomical models grows as new patient data are added, providing a unique ability to build a library based on regional demographic or clinical practice specialties.