Radiation Oncology Treatment With State-Of-The-Art Technology
Today’s radiation oncology treatment protocols call for the right technology to address the cancers we treat. Advances in science and technology mean continued refinement in the use of technology for radiation oncology treatment. Turville Bay’s radiation oncology treatment center keeps pace with technologic developments while investing in the most effective new technology.
The best radiation oncology treatment requires continual upgrades to several technologies and staff that continues to learn the newest techniques. We believe that together we can produce the best outcome for patients. Pinpoint accuracy, flexibility, and patient centric, the finest technology available is used to improve the patient experience. Powerful therapy with fewer side effects and less recovery time, results in a healthier patient at Turville Bay.
Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator
TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems is used for radiation oncology treatment and stereotactic radio surgery It delivers powerful tumor-destroying radiation treatment with precision and speed. With TrueBeam, Turville Bay’s radiation oncology team manages challenging cancers anywhere in the body, including the lung, abdomen, breast, head and neck. It’s fast and powerful. TrueBeam seamlessly integrates the patient’s breathing and onboard imaging with treatment techniques.
Designed with the patient experience in mind, TrueBeam is quiet and provides a more enhanced communication technology so there is constant interaction between the patient and the therapist who operates the equipment. Three closed-circuit television systems enable the therapist to monitor the patient at all times, increasing patient comfort.
Accuray TomoTherapy HDA
A complementary technology to TrueBeam, TomoTherapy HDA technology delivers the radiation oncology treatment in a unique mode. It precisely targets certain cancers that are more challenging to treat because of where they are located in the body. Additionally, Turville Bay’s radiation therapy team uses the TomoTherapy HDA technology to sculpt the dose to the edge of the treatment area.
TomoTherapy technology benefits prostate cancer patients with hip replacements, certain breast cancers in close proximity to the heart, and other cancers of the head and neck. TomoTherapy’s 360-degree fan-beam delivery of radiation therapy is a gold-standard treatment for targeting complex tumors. During radiation oncology treatment, the linear accelerator completes multiple 360-degree rotations around the patient while the couch passes through the center bore of the system.
Varian 21EX LINAC Linear Accelerator
Varian 21EX Linear Accelerator (LINAC) delivers consistent dosing of radiation therapy with unique precision to the tumor(s) while sparing surrounding healthy tissues. Turville Bay’s radiation treatment team uses Varian’s LINAC to treat cancers of the lung, abdomen, and breast. The Varian LINAC is also used to deliver Palliative care, a highly specialized form of radiation therapy that relieves pain and discomfort by treating symptoms to improve the patient’s quality of life.