The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), Madison, Wis, will acquire a radiotherapy system from ViewRay Inc. The new research radiation therapy system features a combination of radiotherapy delivery and simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The ViewRay system is being designed to provide continuous soft-tissue MRI during treatment so that clinicians can see where the radiation is being delivered. ViewRay holds the exclusive worldwide license for its combination of MRI and radiotherapy technologies. The ViewRay system is currently available only as a non–human use research system. The company is working to secure clearance from the FDA for commercial distribution of the system for clinical use.