Geisinger Medical Center is First in Pennsylvania to Treat Cancer Patients with Accuray Radixact® System
Geisinger welcomed the Radixact System in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the chairman of radiation oncology at
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The Radixact System was designed to improve patient care by providing clinical teams with the tools they need to make the planning and delivery of radiation straightforward, efficient and effective for standard indications like breast and head and neck cancers, and complex treatments such as total marrow irradiation.
- The Radixact System delivers the same highly conformal and homogeneous dose distribution faster than the previous TomoTherapy platform, with a higher dose rate (1000 MU/minute) and imaging time that is up to 66 percent faster. A combination of higher dose output and faster image acquisition can shorten treatment times, while improving the patient experience
- A fully-integrated, automated adaptive solution, PreciseART® Adaptive Radiation Therapy Software, makes adaptive radiotherapy simple and practical. The software enables physicians to easily decide when adaptation of radiation delivery during the course of treatment would be beneficial due to changes in tumor size and patient anatomy
- The PreciseRTX® Retreatment Option accelerates and automates the re-planning process to make re-treatment more efficient for practices and more effective for patients in those cases where, unfortunately, cancer has recurred and additional radiation treatments are necessary
- The CTrue™ IR (Iterative Reconstruction) image guidance software improves soft-tissue contrast and reduces noise, enhancing image quality, while maintaining the same low imaging dose and fast reconstruction time as earlier versions of the software. Patient workflows are also more streamlined, facilitating the delivery of precise treatments more quickly, for more patients
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