Here's a deeper look at the skills and resources of Solution Nexus applied in the field – in this case, helping one of the country's largest Proton centers deliver world-class radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy is an aggressive and sometimes dangerous treatment with acute side effects. One way to minimize the dangers and side effects is by treating with the increasingly popular Proton therapy– sparing healthy tissue around a tumor. One way proton therapy achieves this is by using custom hardware assemblies, matched to the shape and depth of a tumor to shape and modulate the radiation beam. But a single patient will require several assemblies in a course of treatment, each one made precisely, just for them.
A leading proton centers challenged Solution Nexus to devise, design and develop a solution to interpret the output from the treatment planning software and create the set of commands required to automatically cut the masking hardware on CNC machine tools to the highest clinical standards. The resulting system, BEAM, is used seamlessly, saving hundreds of man-hours per week, thousands of dollars for the hospital per plan, while simultaneously improving patient care.