New technology enables real-time X-ray monitoring of internal motion during radiotherapy deliveryCrawley United Kingdom — Wednesday, September 11, 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. “Imaging in real time as the treatment is delivered demonstrates yet another leap forward in Elekta’s long history of pioneering image guidance capabilities.”
“On a second by second basis, the precise location of the tumor and sensitive healthy structures can now be visualized,” she adds “helping clinicians accurately deliver dose to the tumor while minimizing normal tissue exposure. It is a major advantage for patient safety and clinical effectiveness.”
Uniquely, Elekta’s XVI, which is also available on other Elekta radiotherapy delivery systems, includes 2D, 3D and 4D 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 elegant, highly automated imaging workflow for improved control, efficiency and performance. With image data available within the Oncology Information System, patient images, setup and correction data can be accessed as an integral part of the patient’s electronic medical record.
For more information, visit www.elekta.com/XVI.
XVI 5.0 is pending FDA 510(k) clearance and not yet available for sale in the U.S. Versa HD is not available for sale or distribution in all markets. Please contact your local representative for more details.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website: www.elekta.com.
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