Catharina Hospital has selected RayStation® to enable more personalized radiation therapy treatment to its patients thanks to the unique adaptive planning functionalities offered by the software. The hospital will also become a test partner of RaySearch Laboratories AB and will be testing and providing input on upcoming versions of the system. Catharina Hospital is a leading clinical teaching hospital with almost all specialisms present.
In addition to standard hospital care, it serves as a referral site in the Netherlands for various patient groups in need of highly specialized care. These include oncology, cardiology, dialysis and bariatric care. Catharina Hospital has held NIAZ (Netherlands Institute for Accreditation in Healthcare) accreditation since 2000 and has been recognized as a Top Employer since 2009. Catharina Hospital is renowned for its treatment of cancer patients.
The oncology department at Catharina Hospital identified the unique possibility in RayStation to implement adaptive radiation therapy for all its patients. Coen Hurkmans, Head of Radiation Therapy Physics at Catharina Hospital had the following comment: “With RayStation, we feel confident that we have the necessary tools to efficiently implement adaptive therapy on a large scale and tailor the treatment to the individual patient and to all treatment sessions.”
The hospital has also selected VMware’s Horizon as its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution to access its RayStation software. This will allow all the 20 users at Catharina Hospital to run RayStation independent of location and endpoint device, while maintaining full functionality, including RayStation’s advanced GPU functionality. RaySearch and Catharina Hospital have also established a partnership, recognizing each other’s pioneering expertise in advanced treatment planning.
RaySearch will benefit from Catharina Hospital’s clinical expertise in its testing of new versions of the advanced software and Catharina Hospital will be able to try first-hand the latest features. “We are delighted to have Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven as a RayStation test partner here in the Benelux region and to benefit from its recognized experience in radiation oncology. We look forward to helping the hospital take full advantage of RayStation in handling the complex process of adaptive therapy,” says Annelies Zimmermann, Business Director of RaySearch Benelux.