The raypilot system
Enabling a safer and more effective prostate cancer treatment
Raypilot is a system for real-time tumour tracking during radiation treatment of prostate cancer. The system lets physicians track any movement of the prostate during the radiation session. If the system detects prostate movements, the physician gets notified immediately and can adjust the position of the patient. This leads to a precise and efficient treatment and minimizes the risk of damaging surrounding healthy tissue. It also enables higher dosage per treatment and a greatly reduced number of treatment sessions.
I have not had any side effects. In fact, my
way of life hasn’t changed at all (compared to
before the treatment). I still play tennis three
times a week. I sleep well at night. I have no
noteworthy issues to mention during the day.
Mr Cattaneo Giorgio, treated at San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, Italy
Patient benefits of the Raypilot System
Unpredictable prostate motion complicates radiation treatment of prostate cancer. The Raypilot system tracks prostate motion in real time during the treatment session.
The Treatment Process
“The reported significantly increased toxicity for SBRT vs standard IMRT was mostly urethra related. Having the possibility to identify the urethra using the Raypilot Hypocath gives us the opportunity to reduce the urethral dose without underdosing the tumour, thus delivering a safer treatment.”
Medical Physicist Denis Panizza, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
“Raypilot Hypocath enables us to keep track of prostate motion during SBRT treatments where the precise dose to the target and strict tolerance to the surrounding organs is paramount.”
Professor Stefano Arcangeli, Head of Radiation Oncology, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
”Raypilot is a game changer for our clinic. Being able to track tumour movements in real time reduces the margins and removes the uncertainty we previously felt about hypofractionation. It helps us treat more patients through hypofractionation. The results so far have been very promising.”
Professor Duncan McLaren, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Scotland
”Very user-friendly system. Very easy to understand and supports us a lot in the standard workflow. This system has the potential to become a valuable asset when using SBRT protocols for treating prostate cancer.”
Professor Felix Sedlmayer, Department of Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, LKH Salzburg, Austria and Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
CLINICS THAT USE THE RAYPILOT SYSTEM
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