Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California (an affiliate within the Sharp HealthCare System), has selected RayStation ® as its primary treatment planning system. Sharp Grossmont is the second hospital in the healthcare system to choose RayStation this year.
The largest healthcare facility in East County San Diego, Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers a wide range of specialties, including cancer treatment. The center has a strong focus on innovation and advanced technology in order to support cutting-edge techniques and ensure the highest levels of care for patients, and it needed a new primary treatment planning system that would support this focus.
RayStation was chosen following an evaluation of leading treatment planning systems on the market. Key factors in the decision include the system’s high efficiency and cutting-edge functionality such as multi-criteria optimization and adaptive planning. In addition to these, the purchase includes features such as dose tracking and deformable registration.
Dr. Kelly DeWitt, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of Sharp Grossmont’s Department of Radiation Oncology, says: “RayStation will give Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s cancer center the efficiency to treat a high volume of patients and the versatility to adapt to the rapidly changing environment of radiation oncology.”
Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “RayStation is designed to support cutting-edge treatment techniques, and we are very pleased to help Sharp Grossmont Hospital meet the needs of patients and stay at the forefront of radiation therapy. We are increasing our global base and it is gratifying to see this expansion within the Sharp HealthCare System.”
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Located in La Mesa, Sharp Grossmont Hospital is East County San Diego's largest health care facility. The 540-bed hospital focuses on medical excellence and advanced technology at every step of the healthcare journey, and programs include emergency and critical care, cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, neurology, women’s health, children’s health and hospice care. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. The hospital has invested in innovative, cutting-edge medical care, including one of the most technologically advanced emergency rooms in the US.
RayStation integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and features a graphical user interface with state-of-the-art usability.
RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) is a medical technology company that develops innovative software solutions for improved cancer treatment. RaySearch markets the RayStation treatment planning system to clinics all over the world and distributes products through licensing agreements with leading medical technology companies. The company is also developing the next-generation oncology information system, RayCare*, which comprises a new product area for RaySearch, and which will be launched in December 2017. RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,600 clinics in more than 65 countries. The company was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since November 2003.
To learn more about RaySearch, go to: www.raysearchlabs.com
* Subject to regulatory clearance in some markets.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ)
Telephone: +46 (0)8-510 530 00
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