Our Cancer Centers utilize the TrueBeam system for many radiotherapy treatments. The TrueBeam system is an advanced linear accelerator engineered to deliver more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. It uniquely integrates advanced imaging and motion management technologies to deliver treatments in a shorter time while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion, opening the door to the most advanced treatments for tumors of the lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other locations.
Simple treatments that once took 15-30 minutes can now be completed with greater accuracy in less than 2 minutes. As well as allowing for a more comfortable experience for the patient with less time on the treatment couch, faster delivery also allows for reduced chances of tumor motion during treatment, which helps protect the nearby healthy tissue and critical organs.
The accuracy of the TrueBeam system is measured in increments less than a millimeter. This precision is made possible by synchronizing imaging, patient positioning, motion management, beam shaping, and dose delivery including accuracy checks every 10 milliseconds throughout the entire treatment.
Safe & Reliable
TrueBeam imaging technology is used throughout treatment to fine-tune a patient’s position to ensure exact accuracy of the treatment delivery. This system takes these images in less time using less X-ray dose than conventional equipment, which protects the healthy tissue and vital organs surrounding the treatment area.
For lung and other tumors subject to movement with breathing, TrueBeam offers a specialized treatment that monitors the patient’s breathing and compensates for the movement of the tumor while the dose is being delivered in a continuous rotation of the treatment machine.