Elekta launches new software for VMAT planning

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Elekta has released its ERGO++ 1.7.1 for volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), a new treatment technique that offers shorter treatment times with maintained precision.

Building upon the experience of arc modulation, ERGO++ for VMAT can be used with a range of equipment, including mini and micro MLCs; Elekta MLCi (10 mm); and beam modulator (4 mm, full interdigitation), according to the Atlanta-based company.

Elekta said its ERGO++ for VMAT planning will be demonstrated at the ESTRO and ASTRO annual meetings along with Monaco, an inverse planning solution for IMRT, already in clinical use. Monaco for VMAT planning, developed in cooperation with UKT in Tübingen, Germany, will complement the ERGO++ VMAT solution, incorporating features such as: biological modeling, constrained optimization and Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithms, the company said.