Accuray, the makers of CyberKnife®, have announced that over 100 TomoTherapy® systems are now at use throughout the world including ten centres in the UK.
TomoTherapy®, developed following the success of CyberKnife®, is a fully-integrated treatment process for radiotherapy. The system provides 360 degrees of narrow pinpointed beams of radiation delivery. This represents the most precise radiotherapy system available.
First used in 2010 TomoDirect can deliver radiation at fixed angles and is effected for whole breast radiotherapy amongst a whole range of other tumours. The makers state that the system allows “…clinicians to deliver treatment options for a range of indications and enables daily 3D CT imaging of every patient… to maximize treatment accuracy.”