ViewRay inserts linear particle accelerator into its cancer therapy machine

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Chuck Soder.

ViewRay has found a way to address a problem that prevents some potential customers from buying its radiation therapy machines.

The company has built a new machine that uses a linear particle accelerator to deliver radiation to cancer patients. The existing machine uses radiation from cobalt.

The Oakwood Village-based company has had some success selling its cobalt-based MRIdian system, which lets doctors watch live MRI images of cancerous tumors as they shoot them with radiation. ViewRay’s backlog of orders more than doubled last year, hitting $78 million at the end of September.

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Originally published March 15, 2016.

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