The Aurora RT™ was developed and created in a clinical setting with the collaboration of those individuals that have the greatest impact (i.e. radiation oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapists and patients). The result is a treatment device that is far superior to anything available in the world today.
The Aurora RT™ combines high quality MR images with a 6 MV linear accelerator. The machine is designed to provide excellent images prior to treatment for accurate patient alignment, as well as real time MR imaging during beam delivery to allow advance gating of tumor tracking features. This makes the Aurora RT™ perfectly suited for adaptive radiotherapy.
Aurora RT’s ability to treat a wide array of cancer is unparalleled. Tumours found in difficult to treat regions such as the abdomen can now be treated safely and accurately with the Aurora RT™. The significantly improved precision will also allow improvements in many of the areas that are conventionally treated with radiation to reduce the side effects and improve efficiency and efficacy.
The design of the Aurora RT™ eliminates the ‘Electron Return Effect”, which eliminates the unwanted changes to the radiation beam caused by the magnetic field in alternate designs. The Aurora RT™ can also move patients’ side to side (laterally) allowing the treatment of peripheral tumors resulting in less damage to healthy tissue and a more accurate treatment. The ability to laterally adjust a patient is crucial for ensuring the Aurora-RT can be used for all types of cancer treatment in an efficient manner, which will allow the Aurora RT to not just serve as a small niche of the radiotherapy market. Significant improved precision will allow additional clinical indications that are conventionally treated with radiation while reducing the side effects.