In 2008, the Department acquired Eclipse™ therapy treatment planning system. The System was purchased as an efficient way to plan complex treatment scenarios such as stereotactic body frame cases and the capability to integrate those treatment plans onto the Varian Accellerators. By providing individualized plans, Eclipse™ plays an important role in providing advanced technology solutions that result in excellent, precise patient care.
With greater localization of tumor targets, and normal tissues being carefully identified, greater precision is created in treating with higher doses and allows for better exclusion of normal tissues. Patients tolerate these treatments better, because less normal tissue is being treated. In addition, with greater exclusion of normal tissue, treatment doses may be escalated, improving control rates. With the use of Varian, and Eclipse treatment systems, the information system, creates a smooth, integrated and seamless clinical environment.