Every cancer is unique and every patient is unique. Radiotherapy is delivered with the Varian TrueBeam™, a state-of-the-art technology that allows us to create the most customized treatment plan to target your specific cancer.
The goal of this minimally-invasive treatment is to target cancer cells while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The superior precision and speed of TrueBeam™ means that most patients will spend only minutes per day in treatment.
Using the advanced software programs in TrueBeam™, our doctors can form the radiation beams in different ways to match the precise shape of just about any tumor. Different amounts of radiation can be sent to different parts of the tumor, which helps to minimize exposure to healthy tissue, especially in more sensitive areas of the body.
The technology also compensates for cancers that move during treatment, like cancers of the lung. Built-in imaging capabilities show the exact location of a tumor before and during treatment and automatic accuracy checks every 10 milliseconds throughout treatment to confirm the right location is getting the right dose of radiation.
While we do everything we can to ensure your comfort during treatment, we know there may be times when you need to ask a question. The TrueBeam™ machine has two-way audio and video so you can stay in contact with your radiation therapist throughout your treatment.