News | September 13, 2013

New technology enables real-time X-ray monitoring of internal motion during radiotherapy delivery

tumor localization systems, tumor localization, elekta, radiation therapy

Elekta X-ray Volume Imaging (XVI)

September 13, 2013 – Integrated with Versa HD linear accelerator, Elekta has introduced new intra-fraction imaging capabilities within its X-ray Volume Imaging (XVI) system. During treatment, XVI now provides the tools to monitor and manage internal motion, supporting the clinician's efforts to increase therapeutic doses delivered to the tumor while reducing healthy tissue exposure.

"Regardless of patient immobilization, both the tumor and adjacent critical structures may move during treatment delivery. Historically, this has presented a significant challenge in delivering highly targeted treatments," says Dee Mathieson, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Line Management.

"On a second by second basis, the precise location of the tumor and sensitive healthy structures can now be visualized, helping clinicians accurately deliver dose to the tumor while minimizing normal tissue exposure,” she adds

Elekta's XVI, which is also available on other Elekta radiotherapy delivery systems, includes 2-D, 3-D and 4-D intra-fraction imaging to support live imaging during sophisticated delivery techniques, such as Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).

The new capabilities within XVI include seamless integration with Elekta's Mosaiq image-enabled oncology information system. XVI and Mosaiq work in harmony to deliver highly automated imaging workflow for improved control, efficiency, and performance. With image data available within the Oncology Information System, patient images, as well as setup and correction data, can be accessed as an integral part of the patient's electronic medical record.

The XVI 5.0 is pending FDA 510(k) clearance and not yet available for sale in the United States.

Related Content

New Method Improves Ability to Measure and Maximize Radiation Therapy Dose
News | Radiation Therapy | May 14, 2019
Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime....
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019
At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-fi
Radiotherapy After Chemo May Improve Survival in Advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | May 10, 2019
Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy...
IBA Partnering to Develop Advanced Digital Proton Therapy Technologies in Belgium
News | Proton Therapy | May 10, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced a research agreement with Skandionkliniken, Université Catholique de Louvain...
A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beam will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure. Varian acquires, buys, purchases Cyberheart.

A CyberHeart cardiac ablation radiotherapy treatment plan showing where the radiation beams will ablate for a noninvasive pulmonary vein isolation procedure to treat an arrhythmia.

Feature | Radiation Therapy | May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 — Radiation oncology vendor Varian announced it acquired the start-up company CyberHeart, which has deve
The novel nanoparticle is designed to enhance radiation killing of cancer cells in the radiation resistant low-oxygen tumor core

The novel nanoparticle is designed to enhance radiation killing of cancer cells in the radiation resistant low-oxygen tumor core. Credit: Wenpei Fan, LOMIN Laboratory, NIBIB.

News | Radiation Therapy | May 08, 2019
Radiation kills tumors by creating oxygen free radicals that damage the tumor DNA. However, the lack of oxygen in the...
Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 02, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) recently announced the first Flash irradiation in an IBA proton therapy gantry treatment...
Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was again the hottest topic in radiology, with 11 of the top 20 pieces of content this month relating to AI. These images are a few of the AI technologies highlighted in ITN Editor's Choice video of the most innovative AI technologies highlighted at RSNA 2018. 

Feature | May 01, 2019
May 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine webs
Pencil Beam Scanning Better Protects Children With Brain Tumors
News | Proton Therapy | May 01, 2019
A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children's brain tumors suggests a type of proton therapy called pencil...
Researchers Identify Ways to Predict and Avoid Radiotherapy Side Effects
News | Radiation Therapy | April 30, 2019
New research has shown a combination of biological markers and certain genetic changes can predict radiation...