Innovation & Technology - Novalis Tx/TrueBeam STx
Dr. Pauling Chang explains the technology of the radiosurgery system and its benefits for patients.
About the Novalis Tx/Truebeam System
The Novalis Tx uses a head-to-shoulder mask and x-ray based localization, overcoming the need for patients to be pinned to a rigid frame as is required in frame-based radiosurgery.
ARIA PATIENT MANAGEMENT
ARIA combines patient records into a single oncology EMR (electronic medical record)—images, administrative, clinical and financial information—linking medical, radiation and surgical oncology processes.
The Novalis Tx/TrueBeam STx radiosurgery platform includes a full range of stereotactic hardware for immobilization, setup and quality assurance. Stereotactic localizers, conical collimators and target positioning hardware complete the comprehensive solution.
Eclipse provides treatment planning technologies familiar to radiation oncologists involved in radiosurgery. In addition, Eclipse enables the use and operation of RapidArc, PortalVision, Cone Beam CT, 4D planning and portal dosimetry.
EXACTRAC SNAP VERIFICATION
ExacTrac Snap Verification software uses x-ray images acquired during treatment delivery or between fields to instantly detect and visualize target displacement.
RapidArc volumetric arc therapy precisely sculpts 3D dose distribution by modulating gantry speed, MLC leaf position and linac output. RapidArc decreases patient treatment time.
EXACTRAC ADAPTIVE GATING
ExacTrac addresses changes in daily respiration and intra-fraction variation with continuous optical infrared patient tracking and IGRT x-ray verification of internal tumor position during gated treatment.
RPM RESPIRATORY GATING
RPM is available for the Novalis Tx/TrueBeam STx radiosurgery platform, offering both prospective and retrospective gating, and 3D monitoring.