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More Accurately-Targeted Cancer Treatments Made Available to Montefiore Cancer Patients

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 14, 2012 - Cancer patients in the Bronx will benefit from more targeted radiotherapy treatments with the installation of LinaTech’s Portal Imaging and IGRT System. Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York has begun treatments using the new device, which enables Physicians to adjust the patient’s position at the time of treatment to ensure the tumor is more precisely targeted.

The IGRT and Portal Imaging (IVS - Image Viewing System) provides affordable leading edge technology to unlock the financial value of an existing linear accelerator. The IVS is an accurate and easy to use (IGRT - Image Guided Radiation Therapy) system utilizing a state of the art digital X-ray Flat Panel Detector Technology.

The IVS imports DICOM/RT patient treatment data sets from a Treatment Planning System (TPS). Patient imaging data is stored and retrieved from the DICOM server. The system allows for 2D registration using only one portal image and 3D registration using two 2D portal images and can display the Digital Reconstructed Radiograph (DRR), portal images, and overlay image in the same display window. The TiGRT IVS also displays the couch shift. It takes about one second to acquire one image, which helps limit the time a patient has to spend on the treatment table.

The IVS Technology was created to help treat cancer more accurately, while also reducing the treatment time for patients. As a Global leader in the fight against cancer, LinaTech understands that new technologies are essential to fighting cancer and will continue to lead the fight.

About LinaTech
LinaTech, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer with radiotherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Additional information is available through www.linatech.com.

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LinaTech Contact:
Rita Simmons
Sales Representative

Email: RitaSimmons@linatech.com
Phone: +1 408 733 2051

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