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Dr. Paul Jackson discusses tumor treatment with radiosurgery.
The following is an example of a typical treatment with Novalis Radiosurgery.
STEP 1: APPLICATION OF THE FACE MASK
For treatment of head conditions, a non-invasive, custom-made face mask is applied over the patient's face. The face mask is formed for each patient and the process is painless and requires no anesthesia.
STEP 2: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
CT scans and MRI's may be taken to precisely define the size and shape of the tumor and its position amid other structures within the brain.
STEP 3: IMAGE TRANSFER AND PLANNING
After imaging is complete, the information is transferred to the Novalis Radiosurgery treatment planning workstation to determine the tumor location, dose and configuration of the shaped beams. Once the customized treatment plan is complete, a series of quality checks are performed using precise Novalis radiosurgery instruments, ensuring that the shaped beams will be precisely delivered.
STEP 4: TREATMENT
The patient is then taken to the treatment room and positioned comfortably on the specially designed couch. The patient is secured to prevent movement during the procedure. Once treatment begins, the Novalis Radiosurgery instrument rotates around the patient, delivering the prescribed treatment.
Delivery lasts from minutes up to an hour and is both painless and invisible. Patients are able to communicate with the clinician throughout the session. Afterward, patients are able to go home.
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