EmpowerRT’s solution is clinically-proven and user-friendly software, patient-specific device fabrication ability and hands-on training. EmpowerRT enables resource-limited cancer clinics reduce treatment toxicity and lead to better outcomes. With our expert team and collaborative partners, we empower existing clinics to implement standard of care IMRT using a less complex and dependable solution that is clinically proven.
easily enable existing radiation therapy devices for IMRT… without modifications the existing device.
given the low complexity, stability is high, a necessity for many high-throughput clinics
keeping on-going costs low by employing a re-usable solution.
All reducing the acquisition cost to a fraction (~5%) of a
new radiation therapy device with IMRT.
Radiation Therapy History
Basic Radiation Therapy
Prior to the 1990’s, radiation therapy clinicians had to rely on radiation therapy devices that delivered 2D and 3D conformal treatments where healthy tissue was not spared, and radiation toxicity increased.
A new form of radiation therapy – Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy – was developed in the mid-1990’s and soon became standard of care. By modulating the beam with automated, complex hardware and software, clinicians were now able to better spare healthy tissue while focusing the radiation beam on the tumor.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
A new form of radiation therapy was developed in the mid-1990’s and soon became the standard of care. By modulating the beam with automated, complex hardware and software, clinicians were now able to more effectively spare healthy tissue while focusing the radiation beam on the tumor.
EmpowerRT’s solution optimizes radiation by a simple device that intercepts the radiation beam and modulates it to treat ONLY the cancer, sparing the healthy tissue.
Though IMRT has been standard of care for the last 25 years, ~5500 of Radiation Therapy Devices in LMICs are not equipped to deliver IMRT. EmpowerRT’s solution enables basic RT equipment to deliver low toxicity IMRT that spares normal tissue by a simple compensator device. The compensator is designed by a software to maximize the radiation dose to the cancer tissue and minimize the dose to healthy tissue. The compensator is fabricated and assembled on site and the material can be recycled for treating other patients.
An intuitive and user-friendly planning software, PLUNC, has been used in UNC and other cancer centers for over 20 years. PLUNC offers dose optimization based on dose volume histograms.
Onsite Recyclable Compensator
An easy solution to fabricate the IMRT compensators onsite. It uses a milling machine to fabricate the Styrofoam compensator mold, recyclable tungsten granules fillings, and a proven efficient procedure.
Service and Training
A simple to implement 3D and IMRT commissioning and training, helping the clinics develop QA programs online or onsite using regional consultants.