Varian debuts next-generation Eclipse

By staff writers

July 22, 2005 — Radiation therapy vendor Varian Medical Systems has introduced a new version of its Eclipse radiotherapy treatment planning software, which speeds up the process of planning radiotherapy treatments, according to the Palo Alto, CA-based firm.

The release incorporates new planning protocols and optimization tools that make it easier to plan treatments such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), Varian said.

The new Eclipse iteration incorporates treatment plan templates that allow doctors to adjust their established treatment protocols for specific types of cancer. The company has also added a quicker AAA dose calculation algorithm, an automated segmentation tool for contouring, an automated beam-angle optimization tool, and a remote connect feature that enables clinicians to use a virtual private network and high-speed Internet connection to access their treatment planning systems remotely.

By staff writers
July 22, 2005