Institut Paoli-Calmettes becomes first Raystation reference clinic in France.
RaySearch Laboratories has received an order for its RayStation treatment planning system from Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC) in Marseille, France. IPC is a French regional comprehensive cancer center that serves the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica region. The center offers all forms of cancer therapy and is also conducting extensive research programs. The hospital has over 1,300 employees and treats around 7,000 new cancer patients annually. IPC will use RayStation as its treatment planning system for conventional 3D-CRT treatments, as well as more advanced treatments, such as IMRT and VMAT. The order also includes sophisticated solutions, such as multi-criteria optimization, enabling a more efficient treatment planning process. Multi-criteria optimization is a highly intuitive tool that lets the clinician evaluate the impact of changing different treatment priorities in real-time, which has a large potential to speed up the time-consuming plan optimization procewhich has a large potential to speed up the time-consuming plan optimization process. In addition, IPC will function as a reference clinic for RayStation® meaning that RaySearch will be able to bring potential customers to the clinic to see the system in clinical practice and undergo training. The institute will also have access to research versions of RayStation® that contain all of the latest advanced RayStation tools that can be evaluated and used in the institute’s research programs.
“RayStation® is the state-of-the-art in treatment planning today so it stood out as the best solution for us. RaySearch also has a very strong development team and we appreciate that we will be able to work with them to create the best possible radiation treatments together”, says Pierre Fau, PhD, Head of the Medical Physics Department at IPC. Doctor Michel Resbeut, Head of the Radiotherapy Department of IPC, adds: “This cooperation illustrates a global innovation strategy in which our institute has been actively engaged for the last years”.
“I am pleased to welcome Institut Paoli-Calmettes as a reference customer for RayStation® in France, says Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch. “This is the beginning of a long-term cooperation and we are looking forward to working closely together to further improve the care for cancer patients.”