News | October 31, 2011

Accuray Announces Rapid Clinical Adoption of TomoDirect Treatment Delivery Mode

 

October 31, 2011 – Accuray announced that more than 100 of its TomoDirect treatment modality systems are now in use at leading cancer centers throughout the world, offering patients the option of treatment with image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) for routine radiation therapy indications.

First delivered to the market in 2010, TomoDirect is a standard feature on the TomoHD treatment system. It is optimized for delivering radiation at fixed angles, making it highly efficient for whole breast radiotherapy and other cases where select beam angles are most appropriate. Global adoption continues, with over 75 percent of system orders in the past six months including TomoDirect.

The Institute for Image-Guided RadioThereapy (IIGRT), in Westchester, Rye, N.Y., is one of the first centers in the world to offer TomoDirect treatments. IIGRT performs both whole breast and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with TomoDirect.

"IIGRT has been using the TomoTherapy System since 2007 and we have significantly increased our treatment capacity with the addition of TomoDirect last year, because we can now offer TomoTherapy to an expanded patient population," said Daniel Fass, M.D., director of IIGRT. "TomoDirect offers a highly accurate and convenient method for delivering APBI. This allows us to offer many breast cancer patients a shorter course of high quality radiation therapy treatments. We also use TomoDirect for conventional breast treatments when it offers a dosimetric advantage over Helical TomoTherapy."

Accuray's TomoHD Treatment System is a comprehensive solution that efficiently handles clinical indications of any complexity. The system offers both TomoDirect and TomoHelical treatment modes to allow clinicians to deliver treatment options for a range of clinical indications and enables daily 3-D computed tomography (CT) imaging of every patient, prior to each treatment, to maximize treatment accuracy. The TomoDirect modality is efficient in applying multiple targeted radiation beams to the tumor for more routine cases while TomoHelical is designed for more complex cases, delivering radiation throughout multiple 360-degree gantry rotations.

For more information: www.accuray.com

 

October 31, 2011 – Accuray announced that more than 100 of its TomoDirect treatment modality systems are now in use at leading cancer centers throughout the world, offering patients the option of treatment with image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) for routine radiation therapy indications.

First delivered to the market in 2010, TomoDirect is a standard feature on the TomoHD treatment system. It is optimized for delivering radiation at fixed angles, making it highly efficient for whole breast radiotherapy and other cases where select beam angles are most appropriate. Global adoption continues, with over 75 percent of system orders in the past six months including TomoDirect.

The Institute for Image-Guided RadioThereapy (IIGRT), in Westchester, Rye, N.Y., is one of the first centers in the world to offer TomoDirect treatments. IIGRT performs both whole breast and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with TomoDirect.

"IIGRT has been using the TomoTherapy System since 2007 and we have significantly increased our treatment capacity with the addition of TomoDirect last year, because we can now offer TomoTherapy to an expanded patient population," said Daniel Fass, M.D., director of IIGRT. "TomoDirect offers a highly accurate and convenient method for delivering APBI. This allows us to offer many breast cancer patients a shorter course of high quality radiation therapy treatments. We also use TomoDirect for conventional breast treatments when it offers a dosimetric advantage over Helical TomoTherapy."

Accuray's TomoHD Treatment System is a comprehensive solution that efficiently handles clinical indications of any complexity. The system offers both TomoDirect and TomoHelical treatment modes to allow clinicians to deliver treatment options for a range of clinical indications and enables daily 3-D computed tomography (CT) imaging of every patient, prior to each treatment, to maximize treatment accuracy. The TomoDirect modality is efficient in applying multiple targeted radiation beams to the tumor for more routine cases while TomoHelical is designed for more complex cases, delivering radiation throughout multiple 360-degree gantry rotations.

For more information: www.accuray.com

 

Related Content

Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Varian received FDA clearance for its Ethos therapy in February 2020, shown here displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2019. It is an adaptive intelligence solution that uses onboard AI in the treatment system to take the cone beam CT imaging on the system, compare it to the treatment plan and deliver an entire adaptive treatment plan in a typical 15-minute treatment time slot, from patient setup through treatment delivery.

Feature | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The traditional treatment planning process takes days to create an optimized radiation therapy delivery plan, but new
Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy Hospital St. Louis continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving patient outcomes with the installation of the first CyberKnife M6 System in Missouri at their state-of-the-art David C. Pratt Cancer Center
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that Mercy
Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure

Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure. This picture shows a circle of hydrogel that was irradiated on the left half, which is slightly pink; whereas the right half of the gel is not irradiated and remains colorless.

News | Radiation Therapy | February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 — More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical.
Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ethos therapy, an Adaptive Intelligence solution. Ethos therapy is an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven holistic solution that provides an opportunity to transform cancer care.
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — Varian announced it has received FDA 510(k) c
Accuray TomoTherapy total body irradiation
News | Radiation Therapy | February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — Accuray Incorporated announced that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the ...
The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy

An oxygen map image recovered from a mouse undergoing radiation therapy. The luminescent oxygen probe PtG4 is injected during the week of radiation treatment and localizes between the cells of the tumor as illustrated by microscopy (red). Image courtesy of Brian Pogue, PhD

News | Radiation Therapy | February 03, 2020
February 3, 2020 — Oxygen in cancer tumors is known to be a major factor that helps radiation therapy be successful.
Six of the top 20 radiotherapy stories in 2019 involved proton therapy. This includes two video inetrviews shot during a site visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburb of Warrenville, Ill.

Six of the top 20 radiotherapy stories in 2019 involved proton therapy. This includes two video inetrviews shot during a site visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburb of Warrenville, Ill.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | January 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 3, 2020 — Here is the top 20 pieces of radiation oncology content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) websit
Artificial intelligence was by far the hottest topic in both radiology and radiation oncology in 2019, and AI is the subject of 8 of the top 2019 ITN videos. This image is a prostate treatment plan created autonomously by an AI algorithm from RaySearch and is the subject of the No. 2 video on the list. Deep learning in radiology and radiation oncology.

Artificial intelligence was by far the hottest topic in both radiology and radiation oncology in 2019, and AI is the subject of 8 of the top 2019 ITN videos. This image is a prostate treatment plan created autonomously by a machine learning algorithm from RaySearch and is the subject of the No. 2 video on the list. 

Feature | December 30, 2019
Here are the top 20 best performing videos posted on the Imaging Technology News website (ITN) from the past year, ba