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US-based Varian to supply solutions to Serbian radiotherapy centres

Author Radomir Ralev
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BELGRADE (Serbia), July 30 (SeeNews) - US-based cancer care technologies developer Varian was selected to supply its Eclipse treatment planning software and Aria oncology information system to three radiotherapy centres in Serbia, the company said.

Following a public competitive review process, Varian was selected to deliver the solutions to the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia - Belgrade (IORS), the Clinical Centre Nis, and the Clinical Centre Kragujevac, the company said in a statement on Monday.

"Our goal was to replace the existing and outdated systems with a modern oncology information system and treatment planning system," said Professor Dr. Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, director of IORS Radiation Therapy Department. "The systems need to be able to integrate various accelerators in our radiation therapy department, connect seamlessly with our health information system, offer state-of-the-art features, and keep all relevant patient and treatment data in a single database."

Eclipse software creates an optimised radiotherapy treatment plan based on a physician's prescription, and information about the size, shape, and location of the tumor to be treated with radiation, incorporating features such as RapidPlan knowledge-based planning, and multi-criteria optimisation (MCO). RapidPlan is designed to simplify and accelerate the planning process for sophisticated cancer treatments like stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and RapidArc radiotherapy. MCO allows clinicians to explore what happens when different clinical criteria are varied, such as the degree to which particular organs are spared versus coverage of the targeted tumor.

Aria is a comprehensive electronic medical record and image management system that aggregates patient data into an organised, oncology-specific medical chart with functional components for managing clinical, administrative and financial operations for medical, radiation and surgical oncology.