Frequently asked questions
What is TrueBeam?
The new TrueBeam STx system from Varian Medical Systems is the latest and one of the most advanced radiotherapy technologies in the world for treating cancer. With TrueBeam, radiotherapy and radiosurgery cancer treatments are performed with pinpoint accuracy, precision, ease and speed.
What specific treatment techniques can be delivered with TrueBeam?
TrueBeam can be used for many forms of advanced treatment techniques, including image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and RapidArc radiotherapy. Patients can receive the radiotherapy treatment best suited for their specific needs.
What types of cancers will TrueBeam treat?
TrueBeam can treat cancers anywhere in the body when radiation treatment is recommended. TrueBeam technology opens the door to new possibilities for treating challenging cancers in the lung, breast, abdomen, head and neck, as well as other cancers that are treatable with radiotherapy. Check with your physician to see if TrueBeam treatment is appropriate for your specific cancer.
How does TrueBeam work?
TrueBeam rotates around the patient to deliver a prescribed radiation dose from nearly any angle. It combines imaging, beam delivery and sophisticated RapidArc technology to target tumors quickly and accurately. Real-time imaging tools allow clinicians to see the tumor they are about to treat. Respiratory gating makes it possible to synchronize beam delivery with the patient’s breathing.