Press release 2010-12-17
Clinical evaluation of C-RAD systems at the University Medical Center Mannheim
C-RAD AB with its four fully owned subsidiaries are all active in the field of radiation therapy. C-RAD AB and the University Medical Center Mannheim have signed an agreement for clinical evaluation and testing of the C-RAD Sentinel system.
Two Sentinel systems have been installed at the department of Radiation Oncology of University Medical Center Mannheim. The evaluation is also running in close cooperation with the Swedish companies Elekta and Oncolog Medical. For the first phase of evaluation one Sentinel system has been installed in one of the treatment rooms and one Sentinel system in a preparation room to position the patient on a mobile couch delivered by Oncolog Medical. The functionality for positioning and motion detection will be evaluated. In a second phase both Sentinel systems are planned to be located in treatment rooms for evaluation of respiratory gating and new developed algorithms.
The Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Medical Center Mannheim has been active in the application and improvement of advanced treatment techniques such as IGRT, IMRT, VMAT and IORT. Through the use of the most advanced radiation therapy technology available, the Mannheim Center has become one of the most important treatment facilities for cancer patients in the Rhein- Neckar area, treating 2 300 to 2 400 patients per year.
The department has four linacs on site and collaboration with two units off site. All systems are paper and filmless
Erik Hedlund, CEO, C-RAD AB:
"The department of Radiation Oncology at University Medical Center Mannheim is one of the most recognized centers. We are very honored to get the opportunity to work closely with Professor Wentz, Professor Lohr and staff that will bring valuable clinical information for the further development of C-RAD systems."
For further information:
Erik Hedlund, CEO C-RAD AB, Telefone +46 (0)18 66 69 31, Email firstname.lastname@example.org