DYN’R has released a new respiratory gating platform called the SDX 3.0, according to a press release from distributor Qfix.
The Respiratory Gating Platform includes optimization of breathing to manage internal body motion due to respiration during imaging and radiotherapy.
According to Qfix, respiratory motion is a significant source of error in radiotherapy planning for the thorax and upper abdomen and creates the risk of delivering radiation dose to healthy tissue and critical organs at risk.
With SDX, patients are treated while voluntarily holding their breath, reducing motion of the target area. The result is a more precise delivery of dose to the target area.
The SDX System can be used in manual or synchronized mode with the use of optional Gating Modules for imaging and treatment. The Gating Module continuously monitors the patient’s breathing, adjusts for motion in real time, and indicates when the patient is in the defined breath hold zone to allow for dose delivery.
Respiratory gating offers treatment options to patients previously not considered to be a candidate for traditional radiation therapy. Optional Gating Modules are available for Siemens Somatom 4D-CT, Varian C-Series, Varian ProBeam and IBA Proteus PLUS. Plans are also underway to expand the use of gating with other imaging & treatment modalities.