RaySearch Laboratories AB, of Stockholm, has launched three new software solutions in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems, of Palo Alto, Calif.

Integrated as modules in the latest release of Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system, the products were developed for the optimization of conventional three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), radiobiological evaluation and radiobiological optimization.

The conformal optimization module employs advanced algorithms to automate an otherwise time-consuming process of manually varying treatment parameters. Modules for radiobiological evaluation and optimization use models to predict how tumors and healthy tissue will react when irradiated. With the radiobiological evaluation tool, users can evaluate the probability that a tumor can be controlled and the risk of damaging healthy tissue. The biological optimization product enables clinicians to formulate treatment objectives directly in clinical terms, such as the desired probability of controlling the tumor or the risk of causing radiation-induced complications.

“These are highly useful products, offering Eclipse users several tools for automating and enhancing everyday treatment planning operations at their clinics. There are good grounds to believe that these products will be of significant commercial importance to RaySearch when Varian starts rolling out the products later this summer,” concludes Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch.