Commissioning and clinical implementation of Elements Spine SRS


Niko Papanikolaou, PhD, from UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center shares his institution’s experiences with commissioning and clinical implementation of Brainlab Elements Spine SRS software. He begins by giving an overview of the software itself, including spinal curvature correction, spine contouring, VMAT optimization, user defined protocol based planning and Monte Carlo based dose calculation. He then shares a treatment planning study to evaluate the clinical benefit of Spine SRS compared to Pinnacle and Monaco treatment planning systems. Finally, Dr. Papanikolaou discusses commissioning including the phantoms used.


Video Transcript

Good afternoon. Thank you to Brainlab for sending invitation for me to come and share some of our experiences with the group at ISRS. The biggest challenge so far I've seen from presenters is how to use the control over here. So hopefully we'll figure it out. Yeah. Okay. All right. So before, what is this one? Right? There you go. Okay. So this is the disclosures to share it with you. And if we look at the ACR data from 2018, we recognize that 1 person in 100,000, or about 10,000 people a year in the U.S. will develop...

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