Qfix to unveil radiotherapy treatment equipment at ASTRO

26 September 2016 (Last Updated September 26th, 2016 18:30)

US-based radiotherapy device maker Qfix is set to unveil a suite of radiotherapy treatment equipment during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

US-based radiotherapy device maker Qfix is set to unveil a suite of radiotherapy treatment equipment during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

Among the suite of solutions, the Insight Overlay and Coil Holders will be launched for Siemens MAGNETOM Aera and Skyra which will enable MR imaging in the same position as treatment.

Insight Overlay and Coil Holders are designed to support MR / CT fusion techniques, as well as MR alone. The Insight MR Overlay features Varian Exact Indexing notches after every 70mm, which enables patient setups to be seamlessly reproduced on various imaging table tops and treatment couch tops.

"This new solution enables MR / CT fusion, as well as MR only techniques."

Qfix chief technology officer and CEO Dan Coppens said: "The Insight Overlay features industry standard indexing, which provides a bridge between CT and MR imaging for external beam radiation treatment.

"This new solution enables MR / CT fusion, as well as MR only techniques.”

Qfix will unveil the new Symphony Patient Transport System, which has been designed to support patient set-up outside the treatment room, including the positioning and transfer of a patient who will undergo imaging, external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy and other procedures.

The procedure involving the usage of Symphony requires lesser manpower while ensuring a safe transfer of the patients and reducing the risk of injuries associated with manually lifting and transferring a patient.

Qfix will also launch the kVue One Couch Top for proton therapy positioning and immobilisation which can cater to specific requirements of proton therapy for patient immobilisation and beam transmission.

It is designed with a range of positioning and immobilisation options suited for various treatments.