Shimadzu Review Vol.74[1・2](2017)


Development of the SyncTraX FX4 version Real-Time Tumor Tracking System for Radiation Therapy

by Tomoharu Ishiyama1Yui Torigoe1Koudai Nagae1Shunsuke Kajiki1and Takayuki Sano1

Shimadzu Review 74[1・2] (2017.6)


Based on the current SyncTraX that was developed jointly with Hokkaido University, we have developed the SyncTraX FX4 version, which features not only tumor tracking but also patient positioning. The SyncTraX FX4 version is configured with four fixed x-ray tubes and detectors and eliminated the rail that is used to move the x-ray tube and detector as in the current SyncTraX. This development simplifies limitations on facility construction. We also adopted a distortion free flat panel detector instead of a color I.I., and the additional patient positioning feature will enable the SyncTraX FX4 version to become more widely applied in clinical cases.

Keywords: Radiation therapy, Tumor tracking, IGRT, Scattered radiation, Fiducial marker

1Research & Development Department, Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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