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Singleton considers C-RAD

22nd February 2020

Surface Image Guided Radiation Therapy (SIGRT) is a new and exciting technique that helps to deliver highly accurate radiotherapy treatments. Having recently installed an Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator, Singleton are planning on using the C-RAD SIGRT system, supplied by Vertec Scientific, for patients receiving breast radiotherapy treatment when the machine goes live in spring 2020.

In advance of that time, the RT Physics team at the hospital recently held an open meeting which attracted over 30 delegates to explain their choices and the technologies involved. Chaired by RT Physicist Adam Selby, the day long meeting began with a welcome from Swansea’s Head of Radiotherapy Physics Dr Ryan Lewis and C-RAD’s President EIMEA Dirk Feynhagen. They were followed by presentations by C-RAD Applications Specialist Beatrice Akinrimisi who touched on the system options, clinical application and workflow and the impact of the system in other RT centres. Singleton’s Adam Selby then detailed the team’s experience with C-RAD, why they chose it in the first place and future plans for clinical implementation.

Beatrice returned for a further session called ‘under the bonnet’ where she outlined the physics behind how the system works, commissioning and QC requirements. The afternoon was taken up by a hands on demonstration of the C-RAD Catalyst HD system on Singleton’s Elekta Versa HD linac and in a parallel session, presentations by Vertec Product Specialist David White and Swansea’s Radiotherapy Physics Technologist Joe Flaherty on automated breast planning using the Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system.

Photo shows the delegates with front row (from right): Dirk Feynhagen, Beatrice Akinrimisi, Adam Selby and David White

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