News | August 06, 2008

New RT System Shortens Treatment Times at Oklahoma Center

August 7, 2008 - The first patients were treated using the next generation CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System that was recently installed at the Oklahoma CyberKnife, LLC in Tulsa, OK, reported CyberKnife manufacturer Accuray Inc.

The next generation CyberKnife System reportedly delivers radiosurgery with significantly reduced treatment planning and delivery times, according to Accuray.

The first patient treated at Oklahoma CyberKnife, LLC, had an intracranial lesion and was completed in 16 minutes. The next patient, treated for non-small cell lung cancer, required 27 minutes of treatment time.

The treatment planning solution, Sequential Optimization, reportedly enabled treatment plans to be developed in 15 minutes. With the new 800-monitor unit/minute linear accelerator treatment times were reduced with a 30 percent faster rate of dose delivery as compared to previous systems. Further, the recently launched IrisVariable Aperture Collimator enabled conformal, multi-collimator treatments to be rapidly delivered to even the most complex targets. Using the Optimized Path Traversal feature, treatment times were said to also speed up due to more efficient robotic motion.

For more information: www.accuray.com

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