TrueBeam Linear Accelerator

What is the TrueBeam Linear Accelerator?

TrueBeam™ is an advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system used to treat cancer with speed and accuracy while avoiding healthy tissues and organs. This most advanced technology, offered at Meridian Cancer Care, is one of two in the state of New Jersey.

TrueBeam offers treatment suited for specific cancer and personalized needs.

 

How can TrueBeam be used to treat lung cancer?

TrueBeam rotates around the body to deliver radiation therapy from almost any angle. The system provides real-time imaging, which allows the physician to direct doses of radiation with greater accuracy. At the same time, TrueBeam’s respiratory gating technology gives the physician the ability to synchronize radiation beams with your breathing. The respiratory gating also protects any nearby organs and healthy tissues from unnecessary radiation.

 

What happens during the TrueBeam lung procedure?

The treatment usually is completed in one to five sessions. During treatments, the robot moves around the patient’s body to deliver radiation in various locations. The robot stops at each location. Software determines where the radiation should be delivered by correlating breathing motion with the tumor. Treatments take about one hour each.

 

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