Varian Medical Systems newest tool to fight cancer is the TrueBeam. This remarkable machine was developed from the ground up to deliver powerful rapid cancer treatments with pinpoint precision.
This revolutionary machine allows for high does rate photon and electron delivery which greatly shortens the treatment and thus improves the patient experience. The more rapid delivery allows for quicker treatments, less discomfort, thus possible less patient movement during treatment all which could greatly improve the accuracy of delivery. There is also enhanced communication features with the machine that greatly improves the patient experience and constant contact with the technical staff.
The TrueBeam technology allows for standard radiation therapy delivery but also is a great tool for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for brain lesions and spine focal single high dose treatments. The TrueBeam technology also allows for volumetric delivery of therapy called RapidArc. This is delivery of the radiation while beam gantry is actively moving around the patient allows for greatly sparing normal tissue while delivering accurate high doses to the tumor in a more concentrated precise way.
This new technology utilizes onboard imaging with CT scan technology and KV technology to monitor patient position and target position prior to each treatment. This combined imaging tool called image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) enhances accuracy and is incorporated into the treatment in a quick and smooth manner to enhance the patient experience.
The TrueBeam is a great addition to the new list of modern radiotherapy delivery tools and represents another technology in today’s modern healthcare environment that SERO physicians have available to use to serve their patients better.