The TrueBeamâ„¢ Linear Accelerator Precisely Destroying Cancer Cells

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Published on June 28, 2017

The TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator Precisely Destroying Cancer Cells

TrueBeam Linear AcceleratorIn 2016, patients at Payson Center for Cancer Care began receiving radiation therapy using the latest generation in radiation technology, Varian’s TrueBeam™, which delivers precisely targeted energy to destroy cancer cells more effectively, while sparing healthy tissue.

The TrueBeam linear accelerator is a radiation therapy device that produces high-dose X-rays. The beams are far more precise and penetrating than previous treatments and deliver far less radiation to surrounding healthy tissue.

TrueBeam enables radiation oncologists to treat more types of cancer locally and deliver treatment more safely and effectively by escalating the radiation dose. Radiation therapy improves the cure rate, lowers the risk of normal tissue complications and sometimes shortens the length of treatment.

TrueBeam benefits patients by:

  • Enhancing radiation delivery with pinpoint precision;
  • Allowing doctors to treat more types of cancers at Payson Center;
  • Providing a more comfortable experience during treatment by shortening individual treatment sessions and potential shortening the overall length of treatment.

The new device replaced a linear accelerator that helped treat thousands of patients since the Payson Center opened in 2002.