A laser tracker and its ability to act as a reference for positioning tasks makes the targeting of proton beams used in radiotherapy more precise.
This is the case with the Robotised Patient Positioning System project managed by Itel Telecomunicazioni of Italy. Founded in 1982, the company specialises in the engineering and installation of devices for magnetic resonance, image diagnostics, nuclear medicine and advanced radiotherapy.
Strongly oriented towards innovation and research, Itel has created and installed systems in 40 countries all over the world and is currently working on perfecting an innovative proton therapy system for fighting tumours.
Raffaele Andrea Prisco, the company’s R&D Manager, explains how Hexagon’s Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 laser tracker has become part of the Itel system.
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