GE Healthcare partners with RaySearch to improve treatment planning in radiation oncology


May 10, 2022 — GE Healthcare is proud to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement RaySearch Laboratories AB, a leading radiation oncology software provider, to develop a new workflow solution for radiation therapy simulation and treatment planningdesigned to simplify how radiation is targeted to shrink a tumor.

The companies intend to combine Stockholm-based RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning systems with GE Healthcare’s leading multi-modality (CT/MR/molecular imaging) simulation systems To make cancer treatment faster and more accurate. RaySearch software is used by over 800 clinics in more than 40 countries.[1]

More than 60% of cancer patients undergo radiation therapy[2]according to the US National Health Institute[3], which requires high-quality imaging to precisely target tumors while sparing healthy tissue. Accurate imaging is fundamental to determining the size, shape and characteristics of tumors and distinguishing between healthy tissue. A key issue for oncologists can be the cumbersome simulation process and the need to manually navigate multiple systems and workflows. It is the aim of the cooperation Simplify this process by enabling decision-making at the point of care in the simulation room.

“GE Healthcare is excited to partner with RaySearch as we strive to improve precision guidance in radiation therapy planning and treatment,” said Jan Makela, President and CEO, Imaging, at GE Healthcare. “Cancer care can only be improved when everyone involved works together and this is one of several partnerships we are pursuing for the benefit of caregivers and patients. Clinicians tell us that navigating through multiple systems to get a clear picture of where cancer cells are is one of their biggest pain points. We are working to bring together complementary solutions and technologies along the radiation therapy pathway to help.”

GE Healthcare and RaySearch aim to enable hospitals and cancer treatment centers to implement an interoperable and integrated workflow that optimizes their clinical planning and operational outcomes. As providers seek to automate radiation oncology processes in the face of increasing patient numbers and advances in radiation treatment, GE and RaySearch are working to bring complementary technologies and solutions together to drive innovation and support the radiation oncology community.

“Software has tremendous potential and is now the driving force for innovation in oncology,” said Johan Löf, Founder and CEO of RaySearch Laboratories. “We are very excited to be collaborating with a partner of the magnitude of GE Healthcare, one of the largest providers of precision medicine, to bring scientific advances to the clinical world. Our Solutions are already supporting hundreds of clinics worldwide in the fight against cancer.”

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