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Impac Software Announces Clinical Release of RapidArc Support
Date:1/23/2009

St. John's Hospital (Springfield, Ill.) is the first site to go clinical with Varian's RapidArc (TM) technique supported by Impac Software's MOSAIQ(R) image-enabled oncology information system

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Impac Software, part of the Elekta Group, announces that St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., has become the first clinical site to utilize MOSAIQ(R), Impac's image-enabled oncology information system, to treat patients using Varian's RapidArc (TM) treatment technique. The result of the collaboration between Impac Software and Varian is the ability of the MOSAIQ oncology information system to support RapidArc technique treatments on Varian's Trilogy radiation therapy treatment system. MOSAIQ support also is available on all other linear accelerators providing volumetric modulated arc therapy treatments such as Elekta's Infinity and Synergy.

Workflow optimization achieved through centralized information management

MOSAIQ provides radiation oncology centers with a sophisticated image-guided treatment management solution that streamlines radiation therapy planning, setup, verification, delivery review and analysis by providing interoperability with all major linear accelerator and imaging vendors in radiation oncology.

"The capability to review VMAT treatments and send data used in the patient's treatment - the CBCT data sets - to the individual patient's electronic record in MOSAIQ is critical," according to Steven J. Wang, Ph.D., DABR, Chief Physicist and Manager of Medical Physics at St. John's Hospital.

"MOSAIQ streamlines our workflow by enabling the physician, the physicist and the dosimetrist to access and review RapidArc treatment delivery information and the CBCT data sets from any networked workstation instead of at the treatment console only," Dr. Wang says. "Powerful features
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