IGRT efficiency through integration
Fast, accurate and interactive treatment planning tools have made Philips Pinnacle³ the #1 radiation treatment planning system in performance and reliability… and the foundation for IGRT adaptive planning. Fully integrated photon, electron, stereotaxy, brachytherapy, simulation, image fusion, and IMRT options allow you to perform treatment planning tasks from a single platform. And Pinnacle³’s Collapsed Cone Convolution Superposition (CCCS) algorithm is the industry’s most accurate, true 3D dose calculation algorithm. Our Model Based Segmentation (MBS) software includes an anatomical library of 3D patient organ structures models, which reduce the time oncologists spend manually drawing contours. IGRT workflow is enhanced with our (MBS) software by allowing clinicians to propagate organs to alternate 4D datasets to determine the extent of tumor movement within the patient.
Volumetric 3D image processing
Pinnacle³'s powerful visualization tools are evident in the crisp volumetric rendering of the images displayed. Volumetric rendering is the ability to compute and render all the image information in the image data set available. This allows the user to visualize actual patient anatomy based on the voxel information provided by the 3D data set. It also eliminates the need to outline/contour structures such as skin and bone to visualize in 3D.
Flexible, intuitive planning environment
Pinnacle³ is #1 because we have taken great care to design a planning environment that is easy-to-use and simplifies workflow.
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"The collapsed cone convolution system is very precise, and can take inhomogeneities into account."
- Dr. Romain Ruchaud
Centre Francois Baclesse