Nucletron Releases Comprehensive Film-and Volume-Based Planning System for Wide Variety of Brachy Solutions



    VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands, May 14 /CNW/ - Nucletron, a knowledge-based
leader in radiation oncology, today announced a new release of Oncentra(R)
Brachy, a comprehensive film- and volume-based treatment planning system to
optimize cancer treatment planning for brachytherapy. Oncentra Brachy, the
world's first fully DICOM-compatible treatment planning system, is a
user-friendly Windows-based planning system that features state-of-the-art
optimization algorithms to ensure efficient treatment.
    Oncentra Brachy is adaptable to any clinical workflow. As well as
advanced 3D contouring and margining tools, Oncentra Brachy fully supports
film-based (2D) treatment planning. The system allows for planning of a wide
variety of brachytherapy treatments. Oncentra Brachy is fully geared up
towards Intensity Modulated Brachytherapy (IMBT).
    "We have set a new benchmark in brachytherapy treatment planning," said
Jos Lamers, chief executive officer of Nucletron. "We have worked with our
clinical partners to develop a solution that migrates PLATO users to a new
platform that fits the demands of all clinics. As part of our full range of
brachytherapy solutions, Oncentra Brachy is a key element of our efforts in
improving patient care."
    Nucletron will display and demonstrate Oncentra Brachy throughout the
2009 GEC ESTRO in Porto, Portugal, from 13 to 16 May 2009, and at ABS 2009 in
Toronto, Canada, from 31 May to 2 June 2009.

    About Nucletron

    Nucletron is a knowledge-based leader in Radiation Oncology, working with
clinical teams to realize innovative solutions that improve patient care.
Nucletron strives to offer the best possible choice of radiation modalities
through integrated products, software and services. Critical to the Nucletron
philosophy is the establishment of close working relationships with individual
clinical teams - reconfiguring traditional boundaries between customer and
solution provider. Many Nucletron employees have clinical experience
delivering oncology care, providing an in-depth understanding of the complex
needs of clinicians. For more information, visit http://www.nucletron.com.




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