Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, has chosen RayStation as the treatment planning system for its new proton therapy facility, which will be the first in South Florida. The facility will serve a wider region, giving patients in Latin America and the Caribbean access to the benefits of proton therapy.
RayStation will be used for all proton treatment planning at Miami Cancer Institute and the installation will include advanced features such as deformable registration, dose accumulation and adaptive radiation therapy. The facility will also be one of the early adopters of the Plan Explorer tool in RayStation, which enables automatic generation of a large number of treatment plans for defined clinical goals and combinations of treatment techniques and machines.
The agreement includes both clinical and research licenses, and RayStation will provide a platform for groundbreaking research at Miami Cancer Institute. In addition, the facility will work with RaySearch Laboratories on beta testing of RayStation treatment planning with TomoTherapy and CyberKnife systems from Accuray (this functionality is not yet market cleared).
Minesh Mehta, M.D., deputy director and chief of radiation oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, says: “The proton therapy facility is truly starting to take form, with the cyclotron now in place and our treatment planning system selected. We are pleased to partner with RaySearch, which has a very successful track record in providing advanced technologies to cutting-edge centers such as ours. We anticipate a long relationship that will include the implementation of new technologies in the years to come.”
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch Laboratories, says: “We are excited to partner with Miami Cancer Institute on this proton project. The center will provide an important health service for cancer patients in the South Florida area and we look forward to working with the team to assure they have the tools needed to provide their patients with the best possible care.”
Marc Mlyn, President of RaySearch Americas, says: “In addition to the technologies that the Institute will be able to implement right away, there are great opportunities for future development and fast-tracking of new workflows that will benefit everyone.”