Varian to launch BrachyVision Acuros
Varian Medical Systems will introduce BrachyVision Acuros, a system that allows clinicians to calculate patient doses for brachytherapy treatments, at the GEC-ESTRO exhibition in Porto, Portgual, on May 14-16.

Acuros, developed by Transpire, is a radiotherapy-specific rewrite of the software product Attila, and Varian is working with Transpire to bring the benefits of this calculation method to the radiation oncology field, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company.

BrachyVision Acuros uses a technique called a Grid-Based Boltzmann Solver (GBBS), which has been added to Varian's latest brachytherapy treatment planning software offering, BrachyVision 8.8. The full system will be demonstrated for the first time at GEC-ESTRO.