The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has deployed Accuray's radiation therapy system to improve cancer care.
The TomoTherapy System is designed for integrated, daily, 3D image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy.
The system has replaced a standard linear accelerator and uses daily computed tomography (CT) imaging to detect the exact position of the tumour on each day of treatment.
The system rotates as the patient moves through the system, minimising radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and critical structures and reducing side effects.
Mack Roach, professor of radiation oncology and urology, said the hospital is dedicated to offering the most advanced cancer treatment options available to provide accurate care for each patient.
"Having a dedicated system built from the ground up to deliver IMRT treatments is a valuable addition to our suite of cancer care technologies," Roach added.
Installed in May 2012, the system has treated malignant tumours in prostate, rectum and bladder treatments.
Apart from the TomoTherapy System, the cancer facility offers Accuray's CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, a full brachytherapy programme, a proton beam system and other stereotactic body radiation therapy and radiosurgery systems.