Leo Cancer Care


Upright photon radiotherapy treatment system




  • Human factors and usability
  • Industrial design
  • Visual brand language
  • Colour, material and finish
  • Virtual reality
  • Model making
Leo Cancer Care engaged DCA to explore potential system layouts and visual design concepts for their Ruby system. With in-depth consideration of patient and therapist workflows, human factors and ergonomics, and visual brand language, the team developed an aspirational design for Ruby – an exciting addition to Leo Cancer Care’s ground breaking range of patient positioning, imaging, and therapy products.

Named after Ruby Payne-Scott, an Australian pioneer in radiophysics and radio astronomy and the first female radio astronomer, the Ruby system is a complete upright cancer treatment solution: a real time, image guided photon radiotherapy system.

Integrating Leo Cancer Care’s upright patient positioning system (Eve), Ruby is aimed at improving access to, effectiveness of, and the patient experience of radiotherapy and is an exciting part of the next generation of cancer care. One of the major advantages of Ruby is its footprint. By rotating the patient and having a fixed treatment beam, there is no rotating gantry – this means it can be installed quickly and easily in existing treatment bunkers or it can be supplied fully shielded, making costly, large concrete bunkers a thing of the past.

The DCA team focused on minimising the size and visual presence of the system whilst prioritising access and providing a comfortable and familiar aesthetic aligned with the Leo Cancer Care visual brand language developed by DCA previously.

The next generation of complete cancer treatment systems - designed with the patient at the centre