Cancer Treatment using the RapidArc™ Radiotherapy:
In many cases, IMRT treatment can also be delivered with Varian Medical System's RapidArc™ radiotherapy technology, part of the Varian Linear accelerator. RapidArc is an innovative method of delivering high-dose, radiation therapy, quickly and accurately.
With this process, the treatment machine will rotate around the patient, delivering IMRT radiation. At the same time, the radiation beam is being conformed and modified at each degree in order to focus 100% of the treatment beam at the tumor and minimize radiation exposure to normal structures.
RapidArc is especially effective for treating cancers that are located near the center of the body, such as the prostate, head and neck, colorectal and pancreas, to name a few. One of the many benefits of RapidArc radiation therapy is patients do not need to remain on the table for a long period of time, thus increasing accuracy of radiation delivery. Treatment times range from 5-10 minutes each day.
Is RapidArc right for you? Contact one of our experienced physicians today to learn more about this cancer treatment and if it is best for you.
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