Accuray Inc, a radiation oncology company, announced today that the European CyberKnife Center Munich-Grosshadern (ECZM) has treated a patient with the new CyberKnife M6 System, the first time the system has been used. With the installation of the new system, the Munich center, in close cooperation with the University Hospital of Munich, is the first to offer cancer patients the treatment. The system provides enhanced quality, a streamlined user interface for treatment delivery, and precision to radiation therapy treatments. It provides clinical capabilities including non-isocentric, non-coplanar robotic beam delivery, and real-time tracking and automatic correction.
As of today, the team of clinicians has treated more than 3,500 patients for intra- and extracranial tumors using CyberKnife SBRT. The new system enables the group to treat patients significantly faster, and the treatment will be available to a much bigger patient population.