Developed exclusively for the streamlined treatment of brain tumors, lesions, and other conditions of the head and neck, ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform redefines the future of radiosurgery and aspires to set new standards in SRS delivery.
To simultaneously optimize dose fall-off and conformality, ZAP-X’s dual independent gantries allow for an unparalleled spherical workspace and simple delivery of hundreds of uniquely angled non-coplanar beams – not as an exception, but as routine clinical practice.
Utilizing a tungsten-shielded circular collimation system, ZAP-X lowers radiation leakage to less than 0.002% of the primary beam. Compared to the 3.00% maximum potential leakage of multi-purpose platforms, ZAP-X aims to strictly limit healthy brain exposure and lower the risk of inducing patient neurocognitive deficit.
ZAP-X is exclusively designed to significantly reduce non-therapeutic dose to adjacent critical structures. Unlike the high-scatter 6-10 MV beam energies commonplace with multi-purpose radiation delivery platforms, ZAP-X is tailor-made for SRS with a 3 MV beam (approximate equivalent to the 1.25 MeV beam of Co-60).
The SRS-only design of ZAP-X allows for an unprecedented linac source-axis distance (SAD) of 45 cm – reducing beam penumbra by ~50% from the 100 cm SAD typical of full-body radiation platforms. The potential benefit: less dose to the eyes, optic nerves, brain stem, and other organs at-risk.
ZAP-X enables the possible migration of SRS beyond the urban hospital and brings world-class radiosurgery to communities which often previously lacked access.
Enhance patient convenience with ZAP-X and reach underserved patient populations via lower-cost non-hospital and outpatient locations.
As the first and only vault-free SRS delivery system, ZAP-X eliminates the requirement of 2-3M pounds of high-density concrete and steel for shielded radiation bunker construction, and ~$1M+ USD in infrastructure expense.
Utilizing a modern 1500MU/min linear accelerator, ZAP-X eliminates the recurring ~$1M USD cost for live radioactive source replacements and removes the related overhead expense for arduous regulatory licensing and source security.
Built for radiosugery. Built for the brain.