Accuray Launches Synchrony® Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for the Radixact® System
Originally developed to expand on the CyberKnife® System's unique automatic motion tracking and correction capabilities, Synchrony is the only technology that uses continual image guidance to automatically adjust the movement of the beam in synchronization with the movement of the target volume. Synchrony for the Radixact System is designed to correct for tumors that move as a result of bodily processes, including respiration and digestion, as well as patient movement, and has the capability to perform fiducial-free tracking for lung indications.
The Radixact System is equipped with a built-in CT scanner that performs daily imaging before each treatment session, providing clinicians with information on the shape and position of the tumor and making it possible for them to identify and correct for any variations in patient positioning. Clinicians are then able to use Synchrony to automatically synchronize radiation treatment delivery to the moving tumor's location throughout the treatment session. This functionality is designed to provide highly precise radiation dose delivery to tumors that move, such as lung and prostate, and smaller treatment margins around the tumor, minimizing the amount of healthy tissue exposed to high-dose radiation.
"Adding the Synchrony motion tracking and correction feature to our Radixact System is the natural next step on the system's product development roadmap.
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1 "Synchrony® Motion Tracking and Correction Technology" is synonymous with the development name: "Motion Tracking and Compensation Feature for the Radixact® Treatment Delivery System"
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