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From: <GW0123@AOL.COM>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 1999 12:41 AM
Subject: [MOL] Shortens Radiation Treatment With Siemens' SIMTEC Software


>
> Morristown Memorial Hospital Shortens Radiation Treatment Times With
Siemens'
> SIMTEC Software for Delivering Radiation Therapy
>
>
> MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 21, 1999--Morristown Memorial
> Hospital has cut cancer treatment time in half for some patients by using
> Siemens' SIMTEC(TM) software specially designed to automatically deliver
> intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), an advanced cancer treatment
> that pinpoints complex radiation doses on tumors as it minimizes radiation
> damage to healthy surrounding tissues.
>
> James Wong, MD, Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Department at
Morristown
> Memorial Hospital said, "The introduction of SIMTEC to Morristown Memorial
> Hospital's Carol G. Simon Cancer Center has allowed us to deliver highly
> sophisticated treatments in a timely and effective manner, increasing
> department productivity and best of all reducing patient treatment time.
>
> "We have two PRIMUS(TM) linear accelerators with SIMTEC, BEAMVIEW(PLUSTM)
> portal imaging systems, LANTIS with ImageRT(TM) option, a Somatom Plus 4
CT
> system, and a SIMVIEW 3000(TM) simulator. Most of our cases are curative
in
> nature and not simple plans. Approximately 60 percent of setups are either
> four to six fields that with standard blocks treatment would take 15
minutes
> from start to finish. We can now treat six field prostates in seven
minutes.
> That is a reduction in time of 53 percent in treatment deliveries."
>
> Patrick Boyle, Group Vice President, Oncology Care Systems, Siemens
Medical
> Systems noted, "The significant value of SIMTEC for our customers is that
> hospitals and community clinics can achieve the cost efficiencies they
need,
> while also offering their patients the benefit of less time spent in a
> treatment procedure."
>
> SIMTEC allows IMRT treatments to be delivered in an automated fashion that
> decreases total time to set up and deliver patient treatments. Therapists
are
> able to set up automated sequencing from outside of the treatment room,
thus
> eliminating the need to re-enter the room between treatments.
>
> This means that more patients can be treated in a shorter period of time.
At
> the same time, patients get more comfortable treatments by lessening the
> amount of total time required for their daily treatment. SIMTEC also
> automatically verifies the treatment delivery, which is critical benefit
for
> both hospital and patient.
>
> Morristown Memorial Hospital is an Atlantic Health System 517-bed hospital
in
> Morristown, NJ. A major teaching, private, non-profit hospital affiliated
> with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey
> Medical School, Morristown Memorial's specialties include adult and
pediatric
> oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, critical and emergency care and
> inpatient rehabilitation and neonatal intensive care services. The cancer
> center provides a one-stop shopping for patients so they can see a medical
> oncologist, radiation oncologist, and a surgeon all in the same building.
>
> The Oncology Care Systems Group, based in Concord, Calif., develops and
> markets a range of radiation oncology products for the worldwide market.
It
> is part of Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced
> medical electronic systems and products. The company employs about 4,700
> people in the U.S, and has annual sales of about $1.7 billion. The Siemens
> Oncology Care Systems Group's website address is
> http://www.sms.siemens.com/ocsg.
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