At Renown Institute for Cancer, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art technologies and treatment options for patients in our community. We are pleased to announce that we have added the Varian® TrueBeam system to our radiation therapy treatment options to ensure patients receive the most advanced care possible.
In conjunction with the TomoTherapy Hi-Art Treatment System, the addition of Varian TrueBeam means Renown Institute for Cancer now offers the two leading radiation therapy treatments available today. With customized treatments for each patient, we can treat tumors of all sizes and types throughout the entire body.
Many different types of cancers are now being treated using radiotherapy procedures. The TrueBeam system performs non-invasive, image-guided radiotherapy with pinpoint accuracy and precision. Renown is the only provider in the region offering this advanced technology. It uniquely integrates advanced imaging and motion management technologies within a sophisticated new architecture that makes it possible to deliver treatments more quickly, while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion. Respiratory monitoring will be available starting in early 2012.
The TrueBeam system offers treatment possibilities for patients who may not have other treatment options. It treats more cancers in complex areas such as the lung, breast, abdomen and liver where respiratory motion can impact treatment.
TrueBeam delivers a full range of radiotherapy modalities, including 3-D conformal intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) RapidArc® radiotherapy technology and Gated RapidArc-a new approach that compensates for tumor motion during a RapidArc treatment. Many of these treatment options are delivered quickly, within a few minutes per day, offering patients greater comfort and improving precision by leaving less time for tumor motion during dose delivery. When using the RapidArc technique, daily IMRT treatment can be delivered in approximately two minutes total beam time.
If your patients have questions or concerns about comfort, you can be confident in recommending TrueBeam. It is noninvasive and fast, and was designed to address patient comfort. Enhanced communication technology enables constant interaction between the radiation therapist operating the system and the patient.
- Unlocks new treatment options for complex cases.
- Features advanced imaging and sophisticated targeting to deliver accurate image-guided treatments in just minutes a day.
- Offers imaging where the clinician can actually "see" the tumor they are treating. This enables them to target the tumor with pinpoint accuracy, sparing surrounding healthy tissueWas designed to enhance the patient experience.
To refer patients for radiation therapy treatments at Renown Institute for Cancer, please call 775-982-4000.