RayStation® has been selected as the treatment planning solution for several new proton therapy centers in Japan. The centers will deliver radiation treatments using Mitsubishi Electric's proton therapy system. Mitsubishi Electric chose the RayStation system, which is marketed in Japan by Hitachi, Ltd. ("Hitachi").
The order followed an evaluation of the treatment planning system provided by RaySearch, and also of the customer support provided by Hitachi. The system includes Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS) and Uniform Scanning (US), and these will be the first clinical installations of RayStation for proton therapy in Japan.
Proton therapy is an important area of focus for RaySearch. Outstanding capabilities for proton planning, based on proven, innovative technology, make RayStation the treatment planning solution of choice for many of the leading proton therapy centers worldwide. RayStation has been selected by centers with proton systems from all the leading suppliers, including IBA, Varian, Mevion, Mitsubishi and Sumitomo.
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch Laboratories, says: "I am delighted to be taking proton therapy forward in Japan, together with Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric. Mitsubishi has a large installed base of proton therapy systems in Japan, and together we have an opportunity to take clinical excellence to new levels."