Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator
Radiation treatments are delivered on the Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. The Elekta used at Partners for Urology Health represents Elekta’s newest most technologically- advanced model. In addition to standard external beam therapies, it offers new and highly sought after technologies that allow us to limit dose to critical organs while delivering maximum radiation to cancerous tissues. These new technologies include cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging. Used in image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), the patient receives a CT scan while on the treatment machine which is used to align anatomy from the planning CT to the daily delivery. Other technology capabilities of the Elekta include volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), a delivery method utilizing the intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning process and conventional IMRT treatments.