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The Ottawa Hospital of Canada has ordered for RayStation, a treatment planning system of RaySearch for radiation therapy.

With the placement of this order, the hospital has become the 500th customer of RaySearch.

The first sale of the system was made by RaySearch in 2009.

RayStation serves as the premier treatment planning system, covering a wide range of treatment delivery machines to provide a comprehensive functionality.

With regular launches, RayStation’s capabilities have continuously evolved.

The latest version, RayStation 8A offers complete planning capabilities for Accuray TomoTherapy systems, improvements for proton and carbon ion therapy and additional integration with RayCare, which is the next-generation oncology information system.

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This system comes with advanced functionality such as deformable dose accumulation, atlas-based segmentation, VMAT and Plan Explorer, which enables to make several treatment plans automatically.

The Ottawa Hospital Radiation Medicine Program head Dr. Jason Pantarotto said:  “RayStation will complement our existing technology quite nicely, leading to efficiencies in treatment planning across multiple platforms. With almost 5000 courses of radiation delivered over multiple sites, efficiency is a key component to our care delivery model.”

RaySearch CEO Johan Löf said: “We are very happy that we are now bringing the benefits of RayStation to 500 customers worldwide. RayStation has proven itself to be the premier treatment planning system.

“We are looking forward to an exciting future as we take automation to new levels and deepen integration with RayCare, the next-generation oncology information system. This is truly just the beginning.”

The Ottawa Hospital is a learning and research hospital with over 1,100 beds and around 12,000 employees.

Integrating all the advanced treatment planning solutions of RaySearch into a flexible treatment planning system, RayStation combines features such as optimisation tools with support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy.

Built on the latest software architecture and featuring a graphical user interface with usability, this system also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimisation and accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy.

RaySearch Laboratories is a medical technology company that develops software solutions for improved cancer treatment including radiation therapy. Founded in 2000, its software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. It is a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.