Minimally invasive radiation therapy
Radiation therapy is one of the most powerful weapons we have to fight cancer. A radiation beam is released destroying the tumors. It can be used alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. It is a noninvasive outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia.
At iTAcC, radiation therapy is based on the TrueBeam-STX system.
When compared to conventional linear accelerators, it is a versatile integrated radiotherapy and image-guided radiosurgery platform which can treat moving tissues with unprecedented levels of accuracy and speed. It is considered to be the most accurate, reliable and complete linear accelerator in existence. It has been defined as the level of excellence needed for any radiotherapy treatment while at the same time providing radiotherapy with a novel concept: minimally invasive radiotherapy.
Adventages of the TrueBeam STx over other linear accelerators
- Brings together and improves classical radiation treatments in accuracy and speed. It allows for the management of very high doses of radiation in only a few seconds and at selected body points.
- It opens the possibility of treatment in patients when the indication of radiotherapy had been ruled out, giving way to new therapeutic options for patients with abdominal metastases, non-resectable liver tumors (primary and metastatic) pancreatic cancer and primary or metastatic lung tumors when surgery has been ruled out.
- Precision is the standard for treatments done with Truebeam-STX. It has a number of systems that guarantee accuracy:
- A RapidArc system
- The OBI device (Onboard Image). It allows for positioning the patient in the exact location for treatment and carry out Image guided radiotherapy 2D/2D safely.
- With the "cone beam CT" a CT can be done directly while the patient is inside the accelerator. It identifies bony structures and soft tissues in order to make sure the treatment position is correct and ensures that the tumor position is exact throughout treatment. It also performs high precision image guided radiotherapy 3D/3D.
- Exac Trac System for Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), X-ray detector setup in the treatment room and separate from the accelerator. This system allows for localizing the treatment area, using bony structures or implanted markers carrying out IGRT 2D/3D.
- A "Respiratory gaiting" system detects organ movement and carries out treatment with the same precision as if the organs were static; radiating only when the lesion is within the radiation beam. This system allows for a unique adaptation of the treatment and reduces the irradiation of healthy tissues.
- The robotic table 6D (moves within the three linear axes of space and the three angular axes of the same coordinate with IGRT and "Respiratory gaiting" systems.
- Dynamic micromultileaf.
- Devices for restraining, repositioning and correct location of the patient during treatment of each specific body area.
- Modules for stereotactic radiosurgery techniques.
A team of experts employs all the technological advances incorporated into the TrueBeam STX permitting high-therapeutic efficacy while at the same time minimizing side effects under a more precise and selective localization of the tumor cells to be treated.
This device allows the following techniques to be carried out in a safe and precise manner in comparison to other types:
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