CIVCO (Kalona, Iowa) won FDA clearance for the integration of its Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System with Varian‘s Clinac iX and Trilogy linear accelerators. The system features sub-millimeter accuracy and six degrees of freedom of movement, and is controlled by its own software that downloads data from Varian’s 4DTC System through the Motion Management Interface to ensure accuracy of positioning during image guided radiation therapy.
From the product page:
Compatible – Protura was designed with the customer in mind. By accommodating virtually all Linac pedestals, IGRT systems and table tops, Protura offers what no other robotic patient positioning system does: choice.
*Adapts to all major Linac pedestals
*Easily interfaces with IGRT systems
*Supports multiple coordinate systems if needed
Accurate – Knowing the demands of the clinic and the importance of patient safety, precision and accuracy were fundamental to the design of Protura. A built-in, redundant sensor is used for auto-calibration and assures the robot precisely aligns the patient without needing an external camera system.
*Dynamic pivot point assures all rotations about isocenter
*Sub-millimeter precision from advanced robotic technology
Efficient – Maximizing patient throughput is achieved by obviating the need to reenter the treatment room to align the patient. With its fast initialization, Protura is optimized to handle the rigors of a busy clinic while improving efficiency.
*Stores historical data for easy setup
*In-room touch screen
*30 second warm up time, no batteries to charge
*No camera system required
Product page: Protura Robotic Patient Positioning System…