Jul 28 2009
The first day of AAPM opened Sunday at 1 PM. Elekta, Impac Software and CMS Software are located in the largest booth at the show, which is near the Hall’s front entrance. [ Click here for AAPM Floorplan ]
AAPM is expecting over 2500 people at the show this year slightly less than last year, although physicistsare still registering. The Elekta booth was very busy during the first day with special interest in CMS Software’s treatment planning system, Monaco with VMAT which was just cleared by the FDA on July 17th. The workstations were packed all day with back-to-back demos.
The theme of this year’s show is, “Beyond rapid there is Elekta VMAT” and it is depicted through engaging graphics of young children in red capes, a subtle nod to VMAT as the hero of conformal therapy procedures with its multiple arc capability and high dose conformance, not to mention that the time and total monitor units needed to deliver these treatments can be reduced drastically from standard IMRT protocols.
There has been a lot of buzz about VMAT throughout the technical sessions, which positions Elekta very well in this space.
Three copies of this year’s AAPM summer school physics book, “Clinical Dosimetry Measurements in Radiotherapy” will be raffled off and shipped to AAPM attendees on August 3rd.
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