Coastal Radiation Oncology Medical Group
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Radiation Technology Systems

Varian® Clinac®, RapidArc, Triology®, TrueBeam,
Accuray® TomoTherapy® HDA,
Elekta Gamma Knife® Perfexion

Varian®
Clinac® Linear Accelerator

Clinac® Linear Accelerator from Varian® Medical Systems is an advanced radiation delivery system that uses integrated imaging for more precise radiation treatment. The high performance, work-horse Clinac system may incorporate a broad range of imaging and state-of-the-art radiotherapy procedure to enable our physicians to tailor your treatment and choose the method that is best for you.

RapidArc

RapidArc radiotherapy technology is a form of image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) that allows faster treatment time than with other radiation delivery platforms.  The use of image guidance improves tumor targeting, and IMRT shapes the radiation dose so it conforms closely to the three-dimensional shape of the tumor.  This means more dose to the tumor, and less to surrounding healthy tissue. Before every treatment, a three-dimensional picture to confirm the location of the tumor will be taken. The robotic arms extend and the linear accelerator rotates around you.  After the image is taken RapidArc treatment is delivered with a single 360-degree rotation of the linear accelerator, which may take as little as two minutes.

Trilogy®

Trilogy® is another in the line of Varian linear accelerators that uses real-time diagnostic data to provide Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) which sculpts and delivers pinpoint radiation beams to the tumor, minimizes exposure to surrounding healthy tissue, and shortens treatment times.  As the two robotic arms rotate around you, the On-Board Imager (OBI) will take a three-dimensional picture to confirm the location of the tumor. The image is used to provide the precisely sculpted, three-dimensional radiation dose delivered as the machine rotates 360° around you.

Trilogy offers several different treatment options such as 3D-Conformal radiation therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), RapidArc radiotherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) which allows your doctor to choose the right treatment for your specific cancer type.

TrueBeam

TrueBeam system brings high precision radiation therapy to Coastal centers.  Its leading edge technology puts our centers at the forefront in the fight against cancer.  The TrueBeam integrates three-dimensional imaging for exceptionally precise radiation therapy delivery. TrueBeam provides flexibility and function with its synchronized radiation dosage, real-time tumor tracking and imaging (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy or IGRT) that delivers radiation with millimeter precision. In addition, TrueBeam offers 3D-Conformal radiation therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), RapidArc Radiotherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT).  All of which means your doctor is able to choose the best approach to tailor your treatment by choosing the delivery method that is best for your specific cancer type.

TrueBeam has an On-Board Imager (OBI). As the two robotic arms rotate around you, the OBI will take a three-dimensional picture to confirm the location of the tumor. The image is used to provide the precisely sculpted, three-dimensional radiation dose delivered as the machine rotates 360° around you. TrueBeam also has built in RapidArc technology which provides precise delivery of radiation often in less than two minutes.

Accuray®
TomoTherapy® HDA

The TomoTherapy® system is an all-in-one system that lets your treatment team scan and treat with a single piece of equipment that physically revolves around you.

The TomoTherapy® HDA looks like a CT scanner because it is a CT scanner. TomoTherapy® is the only radiation therapy system designed on a CT scanner foundation.  Daily imaging before each treatment allows your clinician to adjust treatment for even the smallest changes in the size, shape, and location of tumors.

TomoTherapy® provides highly precise targeting and attacking of cancer cells. Advanced image-guided, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) delivered from 360 degrees around you. Radiation is delivered via thousands of little “beamlets” coming from all angles, rather than through fewer, larger beams. The flexibility and function of TomoTherapy increases control in delivering radiation where it needs to be while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. It can be adapted at any point to best deliver treatment, ensuring the right dosage in the right place at the right time. Thus ensuring your doctor is able to effectively treat hard-to-reach and complex tumors.

Elekta
Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion

The GammaKnife® is a noninvasive form of radio surgery recognized worldwide as the preferred treatment for specific types of lesions, tumors, or conditions that affect the brain.  The GammaKnife® uses computerized data from CT scans, MRIs or others imaging tests to identify the areas within the brain that will be treated with the multiple beams of gamma radiation. Gamma Knife can treat deep within the brain, close to nerves, arteries, or other vital structure, as well as multiple locations in the brain often in a single session.  Additionally, GammaKnife is an excellent option for patient whose medical conditions might make the physical trauma traditional surgery impossible or risky.

Gamma Knife radiosurgery works by passing high-energy beams of radiation through to the tumor from a variety of different vantage points. Although each individual beam of radiation is relatively “weak” when combined at the point where all the beam meet, the treatment cite receives a very powerful dose of radiation strong enough to treat some of the most aggressive tumors.  Gamma Knife is often recommended for tumors that are in hard to reach places.  The precision offered by GammaKnife means the the risk of damage to healthy areas of the places within the brain is reduced.


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