- R&D 100 Awards
Halcyon Radiotherapy System is a new cancer treatment technology platform designed to empower clinicians to care for many more patients. The system is used by medical professional to plan and deliver highly-accurate and sophisticated forms of radiation therapy that narrowly target cancerous tumors while minimizing exposure of surrounding healthy tissues. These radiation therapy modalities— intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)—vastly improved the field of radiation oncology, however, they have been cumbersome and complex to plan and deliver, so that adoption rates around the world have been slower than ideal. The Halcyon Radiotherapy System makes planning and delivering these types of treatment simpler and more efficient than ever before, offering a patient-friendly experience that sacrifices nothing in terms of treatment quality in terms of accuracy and precision. Halcyon was specifically designed to simplify and enhance virtually every step in the process, and enables these treatments to be complete up to four times faster than was possible with previous generations of technology.
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