James Cook’s HD patient monitoring offers a three-camera overview

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough has installed a C-RAD Catalyst HD optical patient monitoring system in its radiotherapy department. Pictured during applications training are C-RAD applications specialists Beatrice Akrinrimisi and Peter Hundlinger with James Cook medical physics expert Andrew Greenhalgh, Vertec Scientific product specialist Michael Davis, therapeutic radiographer Sophie Burns, student therapeutic radiographer Aaron Singleton, radiotherapy clinical lead Claire Huntley, senior therapeutic radiographer Andrew Jepson and superintendent radiographer Catherine Wilson. Huntley said: “The James Cook always aims to give the best radiotherapy treatment and this new system will help us deliver it.”

C-RAD systems are designed to monitor the precise patient position so that dose can be accurately delivered. The radiotherapy department already had a C-RAD single camera system with motion monitoring and respiratory gating and C-RAD specialists implemented the workflow facility as part of an update.

The Catalyst HD features a three-camera overview of the patient for a 360° view. Benefits include a larger surface covered, where at least two cameras will always have full view of the patient with 200 frames per second, irrespective of the linac gantry angle.

Interfractional motion detection permits maximum dose delivery within the target area with posture or positioning errors corrected immediately. Patient movements trigger alarms and linac beam hold, while respiratory gating comes with baseline monitoring, breath-hold and deep inspiration breath-hold, all supported by audio visual coaching with patient control.

Published on page 15 of the September 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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