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"The acquisition of innovative equipment, including the Radixact System, is part of our strategy to offer best-in-class cancer care to all patients in the region," said Professor
The benefits of the Radixact System: an innovative technology created to empower clinicians to improve their patients' care
The Radixact System is the next generation TomoTherapy® platform. Fully integrated with the Accuray Precision™ Treatment Planning System and the iDMS™ Data Management System, the system enables clinicians to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes today and for years to come.
The Radixact System has been designed to facilitate faster image acquisition and treatment delivery, allowing the clinical team to provide precise radiation treatments to more patients, every day. The system features a more powerful linear accelerator, low-dose fan beam MVCT imaging and unique helical delivery technology, so clinicians can apply highly conformal and homogenous dose distributions to any target volume, while minimizing dose to surrounding normal healthy tissue, during each treatment fraction. Smart, automated workflows and midcourse decision-making tools enable clinicians to adapt delivery to changes in tumor size, shape and location within the patient.
The Radixact System is capable of treating all standard radiation therapy indications such as brain, breast, head and neck, prostate, and rectal and spine cancers, in addition to complex treatments such as total marrow irradiation. It is so precise that, should the cancer re-occur, the patient can be re-treated on the Radixact System. As explained by Prof. Moyal, "We have successfully administered treatment for several types of cancers so far including breast cancer, head and neck cancers, and pediatric tumors which we previously treated on a routine basis using the TomoTherapy System. Moving forward we plan to use the Radixact System to provide treatment for abdominal, hematologic and pelvic tumors, indications which will also benefit from the system's advanced adaptive therapy capabilities."
"We are very proud to partner with IUCT Oncopole to enhance the quality of care for cancer patients in
The IUCT Oncopole is comprised of the Institut Claudius Regaud, a cancer center, and several teams from Toulouse University Hospital Center. The two institutions offer the expertise of 1,400 professionals specialized in oncology on the same site. Located in the heart of a campus grouping together public and private stakeholders, it is involved in the fight against cancer. Indeed, the IUCT Oncopole is a new way to think of cancer healthcare. To the healthcare and public health missions of this property is added a top priority: Innovation and research for the benefit of the patient.
The IUCT Oncolope gathers all the oncological specialties required to detect, treat, and monitor disease: surgery, medicine, radiotherapy and brachytherapy, nuclear medicine, interventional imaging, biology and anatomical pathology.
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