Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator

What It Does: Produces x-rays that can destroy cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.

What It Is: Peninsula Cancer Center offers a state-of-the art Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. A linear accelerator (LINAC) is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. It delivers a uniform dose of high-energy X-ray to the region of the patient’s tumor.

This figure shows a block diagram of a typical linear accelerator: