Accuray to unveil system upgrades at ASTRO 2019

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

September 12, 2019 -- Radiation oncology firm Accuray plans to unveil a number of upgrades to its radiation therapy systems at the upcoming American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Chicago.

The company will highlight Synchrony, its motion synchronization technology, which is now available on the company's Radixact radiation therapy system as well as its CyberKnife system. Accuray will also showcase CyberKnife VoLo Optimizer, which allows for improved operational efficiency by reducing the time needed to develop treatment plans and deliver patient treatments, the company said.

Accuray plans to host a symposium on September 16 with panelists who will discuss how they have used the firm's motion synchronization technologies. The symposium will include the following talks:

  • Introduction: Dr. Iris Gibbs, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Clinical value of motion synchronization for prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): Dr. Ronald Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Clinical value of motion synchronization for lung SBRT: Dr. Jonathan Lischalk, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • First site experience on real-time motion synchronization on the Radixact system: X. Allen Li, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin

The company will also host presentations for its Aero Academy:

  • Synchrony motion synchronization for the Radixact system
  • The CyberKnife VoLo experience
  • CyberKnife for prostate SBRT, liver and brain metastases
  • TomoTherapy for breast and advanced rectal cancers
  • Medicare radiation oncology alternative payment model: What it means to your practice


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