Using technology designed for radiosurgical ablation, the Edge™ radiosurgery system represents an evolution in the way advanced radiosurgery is delivered. With the Edge system, clinics may be able to treat more patients because of the speed, precision and streamlined treatment planning developed in its architecture. The Edge™ radiosurgery system provides a turnkey solution for delivering full-body radiosurgery treatments with accuracy. Edge offers advanced tools designed to deliver highly conformal dose distributions to tumours of the lung, brain, spine and other areas of the body where radiation is indicated.
A growing body of clinical evidence is demonstrating the benefits of delivering high doses in a small number of fractions1. Starting from classical neurosurgical targets, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is progressing to treat targets previously not considered as candidates for high-dose, hyprofractionated delivery. The ability to accurately deliver targeted treatments and manage tumour motion is driving growth in radiosurgery. A 108% increase in SRS utilisation for brain-cancer treatments is predicted over the next 10 years. SRS-treatment volume is expected to grow 93% and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) volume is expected to grow 144% within the next 10 years2. These numbers are suggestive of the high level of confidence that clinicians have in targeting tumours with precision.
One of the key aspects of radiosurgery is precision and accuracy. Edge radiosurgery tracks the patient’s tumour in real time for intracranial and extracranial treatments, precisely calculates the patient movement in all six degrees of freedom, and monitors the respiratory motion. By integrating the highest dose rate (2400 MU/ minute) with non-ionising, direct and real-time guidances for the target location, Edge offers surgeons and clinicians the ability to pinpoint the target and deliver highly focussed treatments in fewer sessions and at a noticeably fast rate, while minimising the dose received by the surrounding healthy tissue.
As an all-in-one, single-vendor radiosurgery solution, Edge’s real-time system architecture helps enable a high level of synchronisation between the imaging, patient-positioning, motion-management, beam-shaping and dose-delivery technologies. Potentially reducing the overall time and resources required for surgery when compared with the traditional methods can lead to an increase in the volume of procedures performed and lower per-procedure costs for the hospital. In an effort to advance radiosurgery treatments, clinics worldwide have already adopted Edge to help advance the way cancer is treated.