Calypso Medical Studies Show Potential for Improving Radiotherapy Treatment Accuracy





Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc., a developer of real-time localization technology used for the precise tracking of tumor targets, announced Calypso’s real-time traacking technology is included in 36 scientific presentations and posters at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), now underway at McCormick Place in Chicago. These studies highlight the potential applications of the technology and the benefits associated with real-time tracking of the prostate, for which the Calypso® System is currently commercially available.

Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc., a developer of real-time localization technology used for the precise tracking of tumor targets, announced Calypso’s real-time tracking technology is included in 36 scientific presentations and posters at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), now underway at McCormick Place in Chicago. These studies highlight the potential applications of the technology and the benefits associated with real-time tracking of the prostate, for which the Calypso® System is currently commercially available.

The topics of prostate-related studies include prostate SBRT, prone prostate treatment, workflow efficiency, and dose escalation.  Studies of investigational applications, such as high-velocity pancreatic and lung tumors, will also be presented. Calypso is exhibiting during this conference at booth 1231 and Calypso Systems will also be displayed in collaboration with Siemens Healthcare at booth 1829 and Varian Medical Systems at booth 2229.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the leading cancer in men in the United States with 192,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The prostate is also the most common target for radiation therapy in the body. Since the radiation beam is more precisely focused on the tumor target, Calypso’s technology allows clinicians to more tightly contour the radiation dose to the prostate and minimize unwanted dose to adjacent healthy tissues.