Elekta has received clearance from the FDA for Synergy, billed as the world’s first 3-D image-guided radiation therapy system.

Currently being used for treatments at cancer centers, Elekta Synergy combines scanning and delivery into one integrated treatment system for delivering precision radiation therapy.

By imaging patients in the treatment position during the actual time of treatment, Elekta Synergy is able to minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue, the company says.

Volker Stieber, Elekta’s executive vice president for technology, development & operations, acknowledged the aptness of the new product’s name.

“Synergy is defined as two or more entities working together, wherein the sum is greater than each individual’s contribution,” Stieber said. “Elekta Synergy adds dedicated imaging technology to a proven treatment platform, creating a system that is truly more than the sum of its parts.”

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