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TrueBeam® Radiation Therapy System

The TrueBeamTM system is an advanced medical linear accelerator-or radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment system-capable of fast and precise image-guided radiotherapy.  It can treat cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated. It enhances safety and reduces operation time.

  • Radiotherapy treatment has evolved over the years and conventional open rectangular radiotherapy fields have been replaced by highly-conformal radiotherapy techniques like VMAT, SCRT, SRS, etc. RapidArc® Radiotherapy Technology is an advanced form of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) that delivers a precise 3D dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation in a single or multi-arc treatment. All these techniques allow radiation oncologists to deliver high radiation doses to the tumour and spare the surrounding normal tissues at the same time. This helps in reducing treatment related side effects to a great degree. Radiotherapy techniques like SRS, SCRT, and SBRT allow highly conformal tumour ablative doses to be given in single or 3 to 4 sittings.
  • TrueBeam® is a fully-integrated system for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and radiosurgery, to treat cancer with speed and accuracy while avoiding healthy tissues and organs.
  • It has been designed for complex cases of cancer of the lung, breast, stomach and brain. It also can be used for cancers of the liver and prostate, along with other cancers anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated.
  • The submillimetre accuracy and comprehensive quality assurance tools ensure safety and accuracy of the dose delivered.

SOMATOM go.Now® Computed Tomography (CT) Platform

This advanced CT scanner (simulator) generates and processes cross-sectional images of patients by computer reconstruction of X-ray transmissions. The images aid a radiation oncologist dramatically in providing accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • This 32-slice system features advanced visualisation software and is useful and particularly important when screening for all types of cancers. It also uses some of the lowest possible radiation doses for such a sophisticated CT, which minimises radiation exposure to enhance patient safety. This CT system is extremely useful for low dose screening, e.g. for lung cancer.
  • Using CT simulation, the radiation therapy team can find the exact shape, location, and size of a tumour in order to plan a patient's treatment precisely. This enhances radiotherapy treatments like IGRT and IMRT by pinpointing the location of the cancer and reducing harm to your healthy cells.
  • This system is vital in treatment planning for head and neck cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, eye cancer, and even certain types of thyroid cancer.
  • The tablet-based system allows complete patient care and employs a single-room concept for patients and radiologists. Technologists can remain with patients while preparing to scan making the overall experience pleasant for the patient. Routine examinations can be conducted using the tablet remotely, facilitating mobility.
  • Standardised work steps allow users to run the scan with just a few inputs. Automated post-processing facilitates efficient scanning enabling technologists to proficiently generate consistent results for better accuracy.
  • The standardisation also provides radiation therapists with greater assurance regarding diagnostic image quality, helping them avoid errors and repeat scans, thus eradicating unnecessary waiting time.
  • It features a Stellar detector with integrated electronics, coupled with spectral tin filters featuring technology seen only in the world's most advanced single- and dual-source CT scanners.
  • It also has a Chronon tube for vascular imaging that is designed to reduce radiation doses and optimise the use of the iodine contrast.
  • Submillimetre collimation allows uniform scanning over large areas without compromising on quality or time taken.