Brainlab announced that it received CE Mark approval in Europe for its ExacTrac Dynamic next-generation patient positioning and monitoring system.
ExacTrac Dynamic offers high-speed thermal surface tracking technology combined with updated ExacTrac X-ray monitoring designed to treat a wide variety of indications in what Brainlab touts as an “all-in-one” radiotherapy tracking system.
Munich-based Brainlab’s system consolidates internal tracking and surface guidance technologies, which include a novel thermal surface camera, to address a full range of patient positioning and monitoring requirements.
The company designed the 4D thermal camera to externally monitor position and detect movement using 300,000 3D surface points acquired by the ExacTrac Dynamic structured light system. Those surface points match with a corresponding heat signal from the thermal camera to offer a new dimension in which to track patient position with accuracy and with low latency, according to a news release.
“The CE Mark of ExacTrac Dynamic is a critical milestone toward future extra-cranial applications, including deep inspiration breath-hold and markerless tracking in the lung,” Brainlab president & CEO Stefan Vilsmeier said in the release. “These trying and uncertain times re-emphasize the importance of preserving as much lung function as possible.”