TomoTherapy system uses E2V modulators and magnetrons

E2V has signed a multi-year contract with Accuray for the supply of compact modulators and magnetrons for the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system, which is used for the treatment of cancer.

The contract — worth at least £20m — covers a five-year period for the exclusive supply of magnetrons and a three-year period for the supply of compact modulators.

E2V’s compact modulators and magnetrons represent critical technology within the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system, providing the microwave power that is converted into X-rays for the imaging and radiation treatment of tumours.