Top Cancer Centers to Bring Benefits of MR-Guided Soft-tissue Visualization and Adaptive Treatment Delivery to Copenhagen
CLEVELAND, November 3, 2017 – ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that the company’s MRIdian® Linac has been selected for installation at Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospitals in Denmark, as part of a competitive bid and comprehensive technology review. As part of the tender award the regional health system will initially purchase two MRIdian Linac systems.
MRIdian enables a fundamental change from conventional radiotherapy by using diagnostic-quality MR imaging and enabling daily on-table treatment plan adaptation. MRIdian also uniquely allows for continuous MR imaging to automatically control beam delivery to account for subtle anatomical changes that may occur during treatment. Combined, these advancements allow clinicians to tailor the dose more closely to the targeted tumor, potentially mitigating incidental radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
“Radiation oncology departments are recognizing the value of MR-guidance and its ability to improve the way treatment is visualized, planned and delivered,” said Chris Raanes, president and CEO of ViewRay. “This purchase illustrates the shift that’s taking place in image-guided radiation therapy and its impact on clinical practice.”
The purchase of two MRIdian Linac systems for Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospitals was part of a collaborative bid with Varian Medical Systems, under which additional Varian treatment machines were also purchased.
ViewRay®, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY), designs, manufactures and markets the MRIdian® radiation therapy system. MRIdian is built upon a proprietary high-definition MR imaging system designed from the ground up to address the unique challenges and clinical workflow for advanced radiation oncology. Unlike MR systems used in diagnostic radiology, MRIdian’s high-definition MR was purposely built to deliver high-precision radiation without unnecessary beam distortion, and consequently, help to mitigate skin toxicity and other safety concerns that may otherwise arise when high magnetic fields interact with radiation beams. ViewRay and MRIdian are registered trademarks of ViewRay, Inc.
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