Precision X-Ray Introduces First Treatment Planning Software Developed Specifically for Small Animal Research

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New SmART-Plan software brings proven, affordable Monte Carlo simulation techniques to research labs

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn., Feb. 5, 2013 –Precision X-Ray Inc. (PXi), the leader in biological specimen cabinet irradiators and radiation research systems, in collaboration with Maastro Clinic, one of Europe's leading cancer centers, is now offering the industry’s first precision treatment planning software (TPS) application developed specifically for small animal research using the X-RAD 225Cx IGRT system.

“SmART-Plan was developed in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts on small animal IGRT and Monte Carlo simulation techniques,” said Peter Rowland, vice president, director R&D, Precision X-Ray, Inc. “PXi is thrilled to offer this advanced treatment planning tool for use in translational research, with dose visualization tools typically found only in clinical planning software, but at a substantially lower cost.”

Designed specifically for the PXi X-RAD 225Cx Small Animal Image Guided Irradiator, SmART-Plan is the most advanced TPS for small animal small IGRT research, providing a modularized graphical user interface (GUI) to assist in the planning of complex 3-D conformal radiation treatments. Calculation of 3-D dose

Beam placement and dose visualization tools allow simulated beams to be overlaid onto the CT images for better phase-space visualization and more accurate planning. Treatment Planning, Monte Carlo Simulation, Dose Visualization, and Plan Export to the X-RAD 225Cx IGRT platform are all included in this advanced yet cost-effective solution. For a video demonstration, please visit

Precision X-Ray offers a full line of X-ray irradiation systems as well as options for applications including scientific, pharmaceutical and preclinical research. Known for the reliability of its systems and a commitment to customer service and satisfaction, Precision X-Ray offers field and in-house service, free lifetime telephone support and preventative maintenance contracts to ensure that customers’ equipment is operating at peak performance. For more information, please call 203.484.2011 and visit us at

About Precision X-Ray

North Branford, CT-based Precision X-Ray (PXi) is the leader in small-animal cabinet irradiators and radiotherapy research systems worldwide. PXi provides easy-to-operate, reliable, safe and cost-effective X-ray imaging and X-ray irradiation systems for applications in translational, industrial, and pharmaceutical research. The company actively develops new applications in these markets and designs new equipment to meet customer applications needs.

Customers of Precision X-Ray include prestigious hospitals, medical schools, universities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, government and major independent research facilities around the globe. For more information, please visit or call 203.484.2011.

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