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The Radixact System is the next generation TomoTherapy® platform developed to enable doctors to more efficiently and effectively deliver precise radiation treatments to more patients with cancer every day. What makes the Radixact technology different from conventional radiation systems is the integration of a CT scanner with the radiation therapy delivery system. The built-in CT scanner performs daily imaging before each treatment session to determine the shape and position of the tumor. This allows for accurate and precise tumor targeting, while reducing the radiation dose to normal, healthy tissue. Only then, is radiation delivered from 360 degrees around the patient's body allowing for treatment of any target, irrespective of its length.
Daily pretreatment imaging, coupled with the System's Accuray Precision™ Treatment Planning System and PreciseART™ Adaptive Radiation Therapy software, informs precise treatment planning and mid-course decision-making, so clinical teams can instantly adapt therapy to:
Identifying and correcting for any variations in patient positioning, as well as biological changes, ensures the continued precision and safe delivery of the radiation dose to the target area, resulting in fewer long term side effects.
The Radixact System is capable of treating all standard radiation therapy indications including breast, head and neck, lung, and prostate cancers, in addition to complex treatments such as total marrow irradiation. The Montefiore patients were treated for prostate cancer and plans are also in place to use the System for patients with Ob/Gyn related cancers and head and neck cancers, as these often require alterations to therapy mid-course due to changes in tumor size, location and individual weight.
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Montefiore Health System is one of New York's premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 11 hospitals, including the
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