Accuray Incorporated and the Summit Cancer Center-Boise have announced that the center is now treating patients with the Radixact Treatment Delivery System, the next generation TomoTherapy platform. The Radixact System replaced a competitive conventional linear accelerator in the single-vault freestanding facility, reinforcing the System's value as a mainstream radiation therapy device.
The Radixact System provides precise and accurate treatments for more routine radiation therapy indications including skin, central nervous system, breast, head and neck, lung, prostate, gynecologic, and gastrointestinal malignancies, in addition to more complex treatments such as craniospinal and total marrow irradiation. Additionally, Summit Cancer Center-Boise has the ability to perform stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
"At Summit Cancer Center-Boise our goal is to use innovative technology to provide our patients with the treatment best suited to their needs. This system allows us to provide precise, individualized treatment while sparing normal tissues and maintaining optimal treatment efficacy," said John E. Gamboa, MD, radiation oncologist, medical director of Summit Cancer Center-Boise.
"We are committed to working with Dr. Gamboa to maximize the benefits the new Radixact System provides to his patients," said Lionel Hadjadjeba, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Accuray. "As the recent TomoTherapy System vs RapidArc study published in the Red Journal demonstrated, the technique used to deliver IMRT can have a major impact on patient outcomes. The Radixact System leverages the TomoTherapy platform's unique helical delivery and is equipped with the tools and technology Dr. Gamboa will need to effectively and efficiently treat any cancer case he and his team may encounter, from initial plan delivery to adaptive therapy to complex retreatments."
Radixact System Overview
The use of radiation as part of cancer treatment is increasing, both during initial treatment and increasingly for re-treatment, so the ability to deliver the correct dose precisely to the tumor is becoming even more important. The Radixact System was designed to deliver image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy, an extremely precise form of radiation therapy.
Summit Cancer Center-Boise treats first patients with Accuray Radixact. Appl Rad Oncol.