TrueBeam STx with Novalis Radiosurgery is the newest generation radiotherapy technology that is revolutionary in cancer treatment. TrueBeam STx system with Novalis Radiosurgery utilizes many innovative techniques with a control system that is completely reconstructed to synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management and treatment dynamically.
TrueBeam STx system with Novalis Radiosurgery designed by Varian, the world leader in multipurpose platforms, may be used in conventional and 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, as well as all advanced radiotherapy modalities including imaging-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery (IGRT and IGRS), intensity-modulated arc therapy (RapidArc) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This system may also be used in intra- and extracranial radiosurgery applications with accuracy below one millimeter.
The benefits of Trilogy system;
- Shorter duration of treatment - intenser dose distribution
- Shorter periods of treatment
- Accurate adjustment of isocenter in all of three axes in targeting the smallest lesion
- Accurate and reliable patient positioning with rapid imaging even during treatment
- Cone-Beam CT for patient setup with precise CT scans
It is derived from the word “brachy” which means “close” in Greek. Brachytherapy is a radiation technique that is performed by placing radioactive sources in body cavities or between tissues (temporarily).
This technique is performed before or after external therapy and normal tissue complication is not likely since higher doses are given in a more local region to provide better tumor control, whereas the sensitive tissue around the tumor is exposed to lower doses. Brachytherapy may also be performed to provide cure alone, where appropriate.
PET/CT is a high level diagnostic examination that is used in the diagnosis, staging and evaluation of response to treatment.
Gamma camera converts the photons emitted from the radionuclide inside the patient into an impact and subsequently a voltage signal. This signal is used to produce an image of the distribution of radionuclide.
Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
The mammography-tomosynthesis device used is the first Digital Mammography Tomosynthesis system that reduces the radiation dose the patient is exposed to up to 30% without sacrificing the quality of imaging.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging "MRI"
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the type of imaging used to examine the anatomic structures and detect the differences between healthy and unhealthy tissues using radio waves in certain magnetic areas with magnets.
MR is a method without harmful radiation and does not require preliminary preparation unless otherwise happens.
Depending on the type of and need for the scan, it is divided into two types: contrast-enhanced and noncontrast-enhanced.
Computed Tomography "CT"
Computed tomography is a radiological diagnostic method for producing sectional images of the respective body area using x-rays.
This method has eliminated superposition in conventional roentgenogram.
The images produced by this method are much more elaborated than radiography.
It is a method used in the pre-diagnosis of many diseases using ultrasounds; however, it is rather an effective method in the examination of organs that are at locations where sound waves can easily pass through, such as abdominal organs.
It is used to detect various diseases within the body and differential intensity in tissues.
Direct Graphy "X-ray"
This method provides two-dimensional images of any body area using x-rays (radiography).
It is the basis of all conventional examinations.