What kind of radiation does TrueBeam use?

What kind of radiation does TrueBeam use?

TrueBeam uses a cone-beam CT that uses 25 percent less of an X-ray dose than other image-guided technologies, exposing patients to less radiation. Real-time imaging tools allow clinicians to see the tumor they are about to treat.

Is true beam the same as CyberKnife?

The CyberKnife relies on the robotic system to change the shape and position of the beams to track the tumor, while the TrueBeam relies on the radiation therapy technologist to make the adjustments.

Is TrueBeam radiation effective?

TrueBeam imaging technology can produce the three-dimensional images used to fine-tune tumor targeting in 60% less time than previous Varian imaging technology. Additional functionality makes it possible to create images using 25% less X-ray dose.

How much does a TrueBeam cost?

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has enhanced its cancer treatment services in Fort Thomas with the addition of a TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, a linear accelerator made by Varian Medical Systems that cost nearly $4 million.

What is TrueBeam radiosurgery?

The TrueBeam team includes radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists. Radiosurgery on the STx machine is a non-invasive system that combines a robotic couch that is capable of 6D motion and several advanced imaging guidance systems, which map the precise location of the patient and the lesion during treatment.

What is TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery?

The TrueBeam™ STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is an advanced, top of the line linear accelerator designed to treat well-defined tumors at any site in the body. Its micro-MultiLeaf Collimator (MLC) and the BrainLab ExacTrac system allow for stereotactic treatment of small tumors.

What kind of cancer can the TrueBeam STx machine treat?

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we use the TrueBeam STx machine to treat the following cancers and other benign tumors: TrueBeamSTx can also treat cancer that has spread, but still remains confined to one organ (oligometastasis). TrueBeam STx can perform many radiation treatments.

How long does radiosurgery treatment take?

A complex radiosurgery treatment that typically takes 30 to 60 minutes can be completed in just 5 to 20 minutes. With advanced imaging, TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery allows clinicians to deliver treatment accurately by enabling them to “see” the tumor they treat and target tumors with submillimeter accuracy.

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