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Patient Motion Management Systems, Radiotherapy

Definition : Systems designed for management of patient motion during radiotherapy planning and treatment (i.e., interfraction and intrafraction respectively). These systems usually consist of a set of sensors to detect the motion characteristics and a mechanism that triggers the imaging and/or radiotherapy administration systems at the proper time according to the position of the tumor. Patient motion management systems are mainly related to the cyclic movement of the thorax and abdomen due to the respiratory cycle but some systems are related to the motion due to other systems (e.g., muscular, cardiac, gastrointestinal). The motion management systems are mainly used during image-guided radiotherapy imaging, simulation, and treatment procedures.

UMDC code : 34486

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Varian Medical Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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