Philips showcases integrated radiation oncology solutions at ASTRO

Royal Philips showcased its latest advances in radiation oncology at the ASTRO virtual annual meeting in October.

Through optimising workflows, standardising processes and providing easy access to relevant patient information, Philips says it supports care teams by integrating clinical workflows, reducing wait times and increasing confidence in decision-making.

“Healthcare providers are rethinking the way they organise care in order to support a streamlined, end-to-end exchange of data, which can help them achieve a faster workflow, address capability gaps and reduce costs,” said vice president and general manager radiation oncology Ardie Ermers.

IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology enables radiotherapy departments to accelerate the time from referral of the patient to the start of treatment. By integrating the analytics and on-site change management features of Philips’ Practice Management solution, radiotherapy departments can identify and act on data-driven insights to address performance gaps, monitor progress and drive sustainable change.

The South West Wales Cancer Centre, Swansea, is among the first partner sites to have deployed the solution. “This intelligent patient management orchestrator helps our patients by decreasing their time to treatment and it will help us as clinicians to consistently treat every patient to the highest quality levels,” said clinical oncologist and radiotherapy lead Dr Russell Banner. “Our 14-step breast pathway had a referral to first treatment interval of 32 days initially. With full implementation of IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology and the Practice Management consultants, we think it is achievable to bring this down to just 14 days.”

Philips also presented its dedicated radiation oncology line-up, including the Big Bore RT scanning and simulation platform and the comprehensive MR simulation platform (Ingenia MR-RT).

Philips continues to advance its MR-only radiotherapy portfolio, receiving 510(k) clearance from the USA FDA for its AI-based MRCAT Brain application earlier this year. MRCAT reduces the organisation and coordination of scans involved in MR-CT registration, saving the patient from undergoing another imaging procedure. MRCAT scans are now accelerated by Compressed Sense, a technology that makes scans up to 50 per cent quicker.

Also on show was the next generation personalised IMRT and VMAT Therapy Planning System (Pinnacle Evolution), which is said to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of therapy planning.

Picture: IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology is designed to accelerate the time from patient referral to the start of treatment.

Published on page 24 of the December 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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