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MyAccuray: Accuray Synchrony® Raises the Bar in AAPM MArkerless Lung Target Tracking Challenge

April 27, 2021
MATCH Compares Markerless Tracking Technologies

Delivering effective and safe lung cancer stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) requires technology that can account for lung tumor motion. Both fiducial-based and markerless tracking algorithms currently exist, with markerless being a focus of innovation, investment and research in the field. These tracking algorithms, however, have not been benchmarked using a common, prospective measurement methodology. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) designed the MArkerless Lung Target Tracking CHallenge (MATCH), an AAPM Grand Challenge, to compare the precision and accuracy of existing markerless tracking algorithms.

Clinicians Earn Top Scores with Synchrony® Markerless Lung Tracking on Radixact and CyberKnife Systems.

Synchrony Markerless Lung Tracking Provides Clinical Benefits such as Enhanced Precision and Accuracy

Accuray customers, using the Accuray Synchrony® Lung Tracking with Respiratory Modeling on the Radixact® System, the next-generation TomoTherapy® platform, and CyberKnife® System, achieved the highest levels of accuracy and precision, taking top honors in the AAPM MATCH challenge.

  • Improved Clinical Confidence: Physicists can feel confident in accurate beam-delivery synchronization to moving targets.
  • Increased Precision: Clinicians can deliver radiation with submillimeter accuracy, significantly reducing margins and minimizing irradiation of healthy tissues and critical structures.
  • Greater Patient Comfort: Patients can breathe normally, without uncomfortable restraints, or difficult and inefficient gating techniques.
  • Non-Invasive Option: Markerless tracking provides a truly non-invasive treatment option for medically inoperable patients.
Learn How Synchrony Achieves Superior Precision & Accuracy in the Treatment of Moving Targets

Register and watch the webinar to learn how Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) uses Synchrony technology to achieve superior precision and accuracy with markerless tracking, delivering better patient outcomes while streamlining clinical complexity. The webinar features Lee Goddard, MPhys, DABR, physicist at MECC.

Lee Goddard

Lee Goddard, MPhys, DABR, Montefiore Medical Center in New York, NY
“Validation of the Radixact Synchrony System including the AAPM MATCH Grand Challenge”

Lee Goddard completed his Masters in Physics at Cardiff University in Wales. After moving to New York he obtained his Certificate of Professional Achievement in Medical Physics from Columbia University in 2013. He then completed his residency in Therapeutic Medical Physics at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where he has remained, obtaining Board Certification in Therapeutic Medical Physics in 2016.

Dr. Andrea L. Cox

Andrea L. Cox, Ph.D., Senior Director, Brand Strategy, Accuray Incorporated, Madison, WI

Andrea has worked at Accuray for 16 years, starting in R&D, then managed global physics support, first for TomoTherapy, and then for both TomoTherapy and CyberKnife after the acquisition of TomoTherapy by Accuray. Andrea joined the product management 8 years ago, and manages product strategy for the TomoTherapy and Radixact treatment delivery platforms.

Moderated by: Dylan Casey, Ph.D., Director, Medical Physics and Systems Analysis, Accuray Incorporated, Madison, WI

Dylan has worked at Accuray for about 10 years, initially working on the Training team before moving over to R&D working in TomoTherapy development. Dylan started managing a team of physicists 5 years ago and now is responsible for R&D Physics and Global Clinical Support covering both the TomoTherapy/Radixact and CyberKnife product lines.

Important Safety Information:
Most side effects of radiotherapy, including radiotherapy delivered with Accuray systems, are mild and temporary, often involving fatigue, nausea, and skin irritation. Side effects can be severe, however, leading to pain, alterations in normal body functions (for example, urinary or salivary function), deterioration of quality of life, permanent injury and even death. Side effects can occur during or shortly after radiation treatment or in the months and years following radiation. The nature and severity of side effects depend on many factors, including the size and location of the treated tumor, the treatment technique (for example, the radiation dose), the patient’s general medical condition, to name a few. For more details about the side effects of your radiation therapy, and to see if treatment with an Accuray product is right for you, ask your doctor.