ALLIANCE RADIATION ONCOLOGY AT ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL BECOMES C-RAD’S FIRST TOTAL-INTEGRATION CUSTOMER
C-RAD and Alliance Radiation Oncology at Anna Jaques Hospital are proud to announce that Alliance has become the first C-RAD customer to integrate C-RAD’s entire suite of surface tracking and workflow optimization products into their practice. The addition of C-RAD systems will enhance their treatment program by maximizing precision and efficiency in the facility.
The C-RAD suite of equipment that is being added at Alliance Radiation Oncology includes technology that is designed to enhance patient identification, positioning and workflow:
cPatient offers contactless, instant patient identity validation for increased patient safety. The advanced facial recognition technology positively confirms the patient’s identity as they enter the treatment vault or CTsim and ensures the patient and patient plan are matched every time.
cAccessory works in both the CTsim and treatment room to ensure that every positioning and treatment delivery device is in place and in use for simulation and patient treatment. Designed to make set-up accurate and efficient, cAccessory confirms and documents that the right equipment is used as planned. Everything from headrests to vac bags, bolus, and table inserts/extensions can be positively confirmed for each and every fraction.
cPositioning, cMotion and cRespiration are the core of the Catalyst+ HD system. These three capabilities work in concert to quickly and precisely position the patient, ensure the patient does not move outside a user-specified tolerance and allow for all types of respiratory gating treatments. Our Sentinel system resides in the CTsim and provides real-time tracking and coaching of a patient’s breathing pattern during simulation and treatment delivery. Respiratory coaching is optimized by supplying the patient with effective feedback or their breathing position. This is done with our traditional methods of 3D glasses or tablet as well as our innovative light coaching panels which illuminate the entire room in varying light colors that direct the patient to a precise breath-hold level.
This new C-RAD installation will take Alliance Radiation Oncology’s treatment delivery to the next level, increasing accuracy, enhancing patient safety, optimizing workflow and maximizing clinical confidence.
About Alliance Radiation Oncology at Anna Jaques Hospital Located in Newburyport, MA, Alliance Radiation Oncology at Anna Jaques Hospital provides advanced cancer care with a focus on the patient’s comfort and confidence that results in exceptional patient satisfaction. Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Alliance Radiation Oncology team of board-certified specialists, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, navigators, nursing staff and counselors provides custom treatment plans and resources that address each patient’s unique needs. In its 10-year history, more than 40,000 treatments have been administered at the center. Alliance Radiation Oncology is a division of Alliance HealthCare Services.
C-RAD develops surface-guided imaging solutions for radiation therapy to allow highly accurate dose delivery to the tumor, and at the same time, to protect healthy tissue from unwanted exposure. Using high-speed 3D cameras combined with augmented reality, C-RAD supports the initial patient setup process and monitors the patient’s motion during treatment to ensure high confidence, an efficient workflow, and improved accuracy. C-RAD monitors the patient’s motion without the use of tattoos or additional imaging dose, to deliver the highest level of patient safety and comfort.