TrueBeam® Radiotherapy System
High-Precision Radiotherapy Treatment
The TrueBeam® system brings leading edge cancer care to communities
by positioning clinics at the forefront in the fight against cancer. Designed
from the ground up to treat moving targets with advanced speed (typical
treatment sessions are less than 15 minutes) and accuracy, the TrueBeam
platform is a fully-integrated system for image-guided radiotherapy and
radiosurgery. The TrueBeam system treats cancer anywhere in the body where
radiation treatment is indicated. From fast imaging to accurate dose delivery,
TrueBeam is designed to help clinicians navigate the complexities of cancer
care with confidence. Sub-millimeter accuracy and comprehensive QA tools
help ensure patient safety.
Options for a wide variety of cases.
Delivering numerous radiotherapy treatment techniques, TrueBeam provides
clinicians with the opportunity to address a diverse range of cancer cases
from cranial, head and neck, to lung and spine and tailor treatment plans
for each patient. In the past, areas located in close proximity to critical
structures or significant changes in anatomy during the course of treatment
have made difficult targets for clinicians. TrueBeam addresses the technical
challenges of these four common cancer types:
- Head and neck
Full range of treatment techniques supported
- TrueBeam supports the full arsenal of radiotherapy treatment techniques
- 3D-Conformal Radiation Therapy – Provides a radiation dose pattern
with generous margins to include extensive or difficult to image disease.
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – A delivery technique
resulting in sharp radiation dose reduction outside of the well-defined
target. This technique is important where the target is in close proximity
to radiation sensitive healthy organs.
- Intensity Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) –Imaging techniques such
as specialized low energy beams and cone beam computed tomography are
powerful tools to accurately define (and ultimately treat) the target
while minimizing damage to neighboring healthy tissue.
- RapidArc Delivery – An extension of the IMRT technique discussed
above, RapidArc significantly reduces treatment time and often improves
the radiation dose conformality to the target.
- Respiratory-Gated Delivery – Accuracy of radiation dose delivery
may be complicated by target motion associated with patient respiration.
The TrueBeam permits tracking of the patients’ breathing pattern
and allowing radiation delivery only during the breath phase associated
with the proper target position. Respiratory-gated delivery can be utilized
in conjunction with the delivery techniques described above.