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-3rd April 2014

Mirada Medical demonstrates advanced registration and software tools at annual ESTRO meeting and presents research with major research centers

Oxford, United Kingdom, 03 April, 2014: Mirada Medical, a leading developer of innovative software applications that support radiation therapy treatment planning and assessment, will be demonstrating their RTx and Workflow Box product suites at the 33rd annual European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) this week in Vienna, Austria. RTx and Workflow Box are powered by the company’s proven, industry-leading, deformable registration algorithms.

Of particular focus at ESTRO will be Mirada’s tools for adaptive therapy and atlas-based contouring. The company, in collaboration with University Medical Center Groningen, is presenting a clinical paper titled “Decision Support for Re-planning in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated with Adaptive Radiotherapy.” Mirada’s RTx Treatment Monitoring application can be used to support adaptive therapy by assisting clinical staff to identify those patients that might require re-planning due to changes in the patient’s disease or surrounding organs. The software uses advanced rigid and deformable image registration techniques to help estimate the change in the patient’s daily treatment images compared to the plan. Rapid re-contouring of those patients requiring adaptation can significantly reduce the time required to re-plan patients. The conclusion of this study is that Mirada’s registration can support re-planning decisions in adaptive therapy for the head and neck.

A second study, titled “The Impact of the Number of Available Atlases on the Performance of Adaptive Multi-Atlas Contouring”, was performed in collaboration with The Royal Marsden Hospital, Head and Neck Unit, UK. This study investigated the effect of the number of individual atlases in a multi-atlas set on the accuracy of auto-contours. Atlas-based Auto-contouring is available as a single-click operation in the RTx workstation and uniquely as a zero-click function in the batch-processing  Workflow Box server. Using auto-contouring can improve both productivity and consistency of plans in the clinic but only if the results are sufficiently accurate. The study concluded that increasing the number of available atlases in a multi-atlas technique can lead to greater quantitative accuracy and approaches the limits of variability observed in manually drawn contours.   “

We are very proud to witness increasing adoption of Mirada’s RTx and Workflow Box software into routine practice at major European and worldwide therapy centers,” stated Timor Kadir, Chief Science and Technology Officer at Mirada Medical. “The collaborative research with University Medical Center of Groningen and Royal Marsden Hospital demonstrates our total commitment to pushing the state-of-the-art in advanced techniques such as adaptive therapy and multi-atlas auto-contouring,” added Kadir.

Mirada Medical will be demonstrating their complete suite of radiotherapy applications in their stand #5400 at ESTRO. The researchers will be available to discuss their research and answer questions.