ADAC announces new CT simulation package

April 26, 2000

ADAC Laboratories, a manufacturer of nuclear medicine and radiation therapy planning systems, believes it is tapping into a new market for CT simulation products with the introduction of its SmartSim package. SmartSim is an integrated CT simulation and

ADAC Laboratories, a manufacturer of nuclear medicine and radiation therapy planning systems, believes it is tapping into a new market for CT simulation products with the introduction of its SmartSim package.

SmartSim is an integrated CT simulation and radiation therapy planning package that speeds up the radiation treatment planning process. The SmartSim package is used with ADAC’s Pinnacle3 radiation therapy planning system.

SmartSim software reconstructs data gathered from CT scans into 3-D images and digitally reconstructed radiographs. This allows radiation oncologists to more accurately pinpoint the location, size, and shape of tumors. Clinicians are then able to determine optimal radiation beam placements to treat cancerous cells while minimizing the risk to nearby healthy tissue, the firm reports. The program uses a single database for simulation and planning.

Shipments of SmartSim began this month. The company expects the market for CT stimulation products to reach about $100 million this year as radiation oncologists use the technology in place of conventional x-ray simulation.