TrueBeam™ CT-Guided Radiation Therapy
One of the latest integrated IGRT systems is called the Varian TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator. The system is ideal to treat cancer throughout the body, particularly the lungs, breast, and abdomen as well as tumors in the prostate and head and neck areas. The system, which can rotate around a patient, combines high-dose radiation with real-time imaging so that the precise tumor location is tracked even when the patient moves while breathing.
The TrueBeam is equipped with computerized automation that reduces the time needed to position, image, and then treat patients. Because of this automation, treatments are up to 50 percent faster than with other IGRT systems, with most procedures performed in less than 45 minutes.