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Manipal Hospitals Launched the 1st Radixact System with Synchrony Technology in India 

L - R - Patient's Son ( Hitesh Prabhu ), Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Dr. Vadhiraja B M,

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Manipal Hospitals, India’s second-largest multi-speciality hospital chain, has launched the first of its kind advanced Radixact System with the Synchrony Automatic, Real-time Motion Synchronization Technology, for the precise treatment of cancer patients. Manipal Hospitals has obtained the requisite license from AERB for Radixact X9 Tomotherapy with Synchrony tumour tracking technology, which is the first machine with this feature in India. India is the first developing nation in the world to avail the new Radixact System after the US, UK, Japan and Hong Kong. Radiation Oncology team at Manipal hospitals Bangalore, Old Airport Road have treated the first patient in India using Accuray’s Radixact System with Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology. The patient is a 51-year-old lady with a single metastatic lung tumour from renal cell carcinoma.  Dr Vadhiraja B M, HOD & Consultant Radiation Oncologist mentioned that the synchrony technology on Radixact 9 system can track the tumour in the lung in real-time, which moves with the patient's natural breathing and automatically

adjusts the radiation beam precisely targeting the moving tumour. This technology helps in minimising the extra margin given around the tumour, thereby minimising the radiation dose to the surrounding normal lung and finally delivering the highest tolerated dose required to destroy the cancer cells. Synchrony technology differs from its predecessor by enabling hospital teams to administer highly precise radiation to the tumour region which moves with respiration, while minimizing the damage inflicted on healthy tissues surrounding the tumours, which are exposed to high–dose radiation, with minimal discomfort to the patient. As the patient breathes, the tumour tends to move, which can be highly dangerous when administering high dose radiation. Dr Vadhiraja B M, HOD & Consultant – Radiotherapy, Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road stated that Manipal Hospitals has always emphasized providing the patients with the best universally available treatment and care. The synchrony technology is expected to revolutionise cancer treatment by significantly lowering the discomfort undergone by cancer patients. Synchrony for the Radixact System will provide clinicians with the technology they need to effectively and efficiently treat cancer patients requiring radiation therapy, in whom the tumour moves while breathing.

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Report : Anustup Kundu