Elekta Synergy® S System
The Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first and only facility in South Florida to be adding the Elekta Synergy® S System to its radiation treatment arsenal. The system has an integrated 3D imaging that will enable clinicians to obtain cone beam CT images of patients just before treatment. This capability will allow physicians to visualize tumors at the point of treatment to more precisely target tumors with radiation beams.
Unmatched Clinical Confidence
Elekta Synergy® S, is the first linear accelerator based system capable of performing 4D Adaptive™ Radiation Therapy, a sophisticated Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) treatment approach that relies on images of anatomy and disease to guide radiation delivery precisely to the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
A New Approach to Radiation Therapy
To determine the precise location of tumors and normal surrounding tissues, traditional radiotherapy calls for imaging studies to be done several days before treatment.
Elekta Synergy® S will enable radiation oncologists to obtain images just before treatment with the patient in the exact position he or she will be treated in. This means not only less chance for errors in tumor targeting and patient positioning, but also the ability to increase the dose to the tumor by virtue of more certainty in the tumor’s location. The goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life and the chances for long-term survival.
Enhanced Radiotherapy Techniques
The immediacy and accuracy of Elekta Synergy® S will be especially important for the new, highly targeted forms of radiotherapy, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Simply put, IMRT “paints” radiation doses of varying intensity on a tumor target – with higher doses at the tumor center and steeply falling doses closer to the tumor’s outer borders. This IMRT “dose distribution” is highly customized to the tumor’s shape, resulting in the best possible balance between cancer killing and the sparing of nearby normal tissues and critical organs.