UC Davis Cancer Center to install Elekta's Synergy

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The University of California Davis Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology has ordered Elekta AB's Synergy radiation treatment system.

Synergy features an integrated 3D imaging system for doctors to obtain cone-beam CT images of patients just before treatment. This capability is designed for physicians to visualize tumors at the point of treatment to more precisely target tumors with radiation beams.

UC Davis's Department of Radiation Oncology will accept delivery of the Elekta Synergy this year.

The linear accelerator-based Elekta Synergy system performs image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), which relies on images of anatomy and disease to guide radiation delivery precisely to the tumor while sparing healthy tissues.

Elekta currently is taking orders and installing Elekta Synergy linear accelerators at cancer clinics in the United States and Europe.