Types of Cancer

If you need radiation therapy, it’s important to ensure the radiation reaches the right place, while avoiding vital organs such as the heart. To do this, a variety of methods are used to ensure you are in the right place before and during treatment. 

AlignRT® is a new technology which ensures that you are positioned correctly before and during treatment. By tracking your skin surface in real time using 3D camera technology, AlignRT® helps make sure that you are in the intended position, with high accuracy, and often with fewer bothersome devices, providing both comfort and safety. If you move even a millimeter, radiation can be automatically shut off until you are back in the correct position. AlignRT® can be used across all cancer sites and can eliminate the need for tattoos or skin marks for certain patients.

AlignRT® is safe and can be used on cancer treatment sites from head to toe.  Please find an overview of the following conditions: breast, brain, lung, liver, prostate, sarcoma, head and neck and cancer in children below.

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Zagar et al. Prospective Assessment of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold to Prevent Radiation Associated Cardiac Perfusion Defects in Patients With Left-Sided Breast Cancer J Appl Clin Med Phys. ;93:3S 2027, plus recent personal communication.

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Pan et al. Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery: clinical outcomes for brain metastases. Neurosurgery. 2012 Oct;71(4):844-51

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Pham et al. Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery: update on clinical outcomes for brain metastases. Trans. Cancer Res, 3, 4, 351-357, August, 2014

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Heinzerling JH, et al. Use of 3d optical surface mapping for quantification of interfraction set up error and intrafraction motion during stereotactic body radiation therapy treatments of the lung and abdomen. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics 2017;99 (2):E670.

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Gierga et al. Analysis of setup uncertainties for extremity sarcoma patients using surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug;4(4):261-6

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